2021 “Imagination Begins with You…” high school writing contest winners:

Winner: Kennedy Laney with the story “Memories of You”

Second Place: Ayana Davies with the story “Paper Birch”

As previously announced, the finalist stories are:
100 Mile Journey
A Cold War and a Crimson Ledger
A Dark Halloween
Always Coming Back
An Unspoken Truce
A Passionate Lamentation
A Peak into the Future
Crimson Winter
Diamond Gate
Drinking and Driving
Eden of Igo
Eternal Memory
False Dreams
Flesh of Sin
His Fair Lady
How I Grew to Love my Culture
In the Future
In Perfect Unison
Memories of You
My Aspergian Arch-Nemesis
Our Struggles
Paper Birch
Paper Mates
Peanut and Carrot
Puzzle Pieces
Quiet Familiarity
Sin Island
The Alley
The Deal
The Decision that Changed my Life
The Devil’s Pawn
The Forbidden Marshmallows
The Huntress
The Legend of Tifflewick Brew
The Mat
The Murk
The Starving Girl
To Be Brave Like You
Tuatha Dé Danann
Viribus- A Story about Strength
What Does It Feel Like to Be a Teenager?
Will To Live
Woodrow West; The Cactus Dragon
Please pick up a copy of the winning and finalist stories. It is an enjoyable set of stories to read. They will be available in this year’s edition of the One Spark short story collection available on Amazon, which will be ready in the next few months.
All proceeds from the sale of this collection go to support this annual scholarship.

Now accepting entries for the eleventh annual “Imagination Begins with You…” high school writing contest.

Contest Description: Short story, less than 1,000 words.

Prizes: First place winner receives $300. Second place winner receives $100.

Publication: Winners and most finalist stories will be published in a short story collection.

Deadline: Emailed or post marked by March 15, 2021

Submission: Use the contest entry form (preferred). You may also enter using eMail to brian.claspell@gmail.com (no attachments please, include story in the text of the email) or mail to Brian Claspell – 7608 Trebbiano Dr. – Kernersville, NC 27284. Include: Name, email address, high school and year in school, word count, and title of story.

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