We’re going to try something a little different: We’re going to have a IUSB BLOG WRITING CONTEST. Dedicated blog readers should take a moment from exam review and paper-writing to WRITE A VERY SHORT STORY (200 words max) based on the following prompt.
Post your story to the comments section before 12:00 noon on Friday 3/8. Winners to be decided by anonymous creative writing teachers and posted later that afternoon. Winners will be listed on the blog and will receive warmest wishes for a wonderful spring break.
So, here’s the first contest prompt:
Write a 200-word short story that begins with the following line:
“When I came home from school for lunch my father was wearing a backpack made of stone.”
(first line originally from Aimee Bender’s story, “The Girl in the Flammable Skirt”)