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This post is rapidly spiraling to an uncomfortable place.
On with this round's contest.
This round's sentence: If only they could see me now.
Special rules: Until now you've always had to use the sentence first or at the end, but this time you can put that sentence anywhere in the 100 words. It can be first. It can be last. It can be the fifth. You get the idea.
Due date: Wednesday, November 16th by 11:59 pm Kansas City time
How to send it: Either by clicking here or sending it to Stephanie(at)GoTeenWriters.com. No attachments, please! Include your full name and your email address.
Must be 25 or younger to enter. One entry per person por favor.
For those who might be new to Go Teen Writers' contests (or for those who just like to reread the rules), your job is to write a 100 word entry using the above sentence. Your 100 words should read like the opening of a novel. This usually involves giving us an idea of who the character is, where they are, and what they're trying to accomplish at the moment. If you have more questions, you can check out the FAQ page. You can also see winning entries by clicking here.
And here are your wonderful judges:
Melanie Dickerson is an award-winning author who earned her bachelor’s degree in special education from The University of Alabama. She has taught in Georgia, Tennessee, Germany and the Eastern European country of Ukraine. A member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and Romance Writers of America (RWA), she now spends her time writing and taking care of her husband and two daughters near Huntsville, Alabama.
Betsy St. Amant
Betsy St. Amant lives in Louisiana and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers . Betsy is multi-published through Steeple Hill and has been published inChristian Communicator magazine andPraise Reports: Inspiring Real Life Stories of How God Answers Prayer. One of her short stories appears in a Tyndale compilation book, and she is also multi-published through The Wild Rose Press. She has a BA in Christian Communications and regularly freelances for her local newspaper. Betsy is a fireman’s wife, a mommy to a busy toddler, a chocolate-loving author and an avid reader who enjoys sharing the wonders of God’s grace through her stories. Look for Addison Blakely: Adventures of a PK in January 2012!
Fred Warren writes science fiction and fantasy. His short stories have appeared in a variety of print and online magazines, including Kaleidotrope, Every Day Fiction, Bards & Sages Quarterly, and Allegory. His first novel, The Muse, debuted in November 2009 from Splashdown Books, and was a finalist for the American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award for book of the year in the speculative genre. Fred works as a government contractor in eastern Kansas, where he lives with his wife and three children. You can find him online at http://frederation.wordpress.com/