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2009 Winning Contest Entries
by staff writer, Current & Past Contest Winners
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Listed below are the 2009 winning contest entries. Check out the RULES and submit your entry using the current entry form.  

PLEASE NOTE: We've not yet finished posting our 2009 or 2010 entries.

Contest #200912:  "The stars were dancing and the moon was full when..."
This month's first line was submitted by Wonhee Kim.
    Contest #200911:  "At last I was in Egypt..."
    This month's first line related to the opening of King Tut's tomb on November 29, 1922.
  • Homecoming, Meghan Sinclair, Milon, Ontario, Canada
  • In the Eyes of Cleopatra, Yada P., Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • My Two Worlds, Tamtam M., Alexandria, Egypt
  • Mysteries, Syrol Akmal Bin Shaharom, Teluk Intan, Perak, Malaysia

  • desguised detective peering around a corner
    Contest #200910:  "As they approached the alley..."
    This month's first line was submitted by Mary Prado.
  • A Steamed Dragon, Rhyanna DeTuathana, Corvallis, OR
  • Alley Discovery, Clara Mok Jiak Hoong, Singapore
  • Alley Sounds, Lisa Miller, San Diego, CA
  • Lost, Raghvendra Tripathi, Jamshedpur, India
  • Monster, Charlsa H., De Leon, TX
  • Returning, Cynthia Becker, Pueblo, CO
  • Revenge, Emilie R., De Leon, TX
  • Sweet Dreams, Genevieve S., New York City, NY
  • The Huge Persimmon, Rohan P., San Jose, CA
  • The Scream in the Alley, William C., Davis, WV
  • The Shadows, Darian C., De Leon, TX
  • The Snow Fort, Michael C., Davis, WV

  • school house
    Contest #200909: "It was the first day of the new school year..."
    This month's first line was submitted by Darlene Guldin.
  • Being Cool at School, Rhyanna DeTuathana, Corvallis, OR
  • Emily's Surprise, Janet Bigney, Rodanthe, NC
  • Fourth Grade at Weiser, Tori B., Womelsdorf, PA
  • Of Raincoats and Names!, Gauri Kanyalkar, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Standing Up, Aishwarya K., New Delhi, Delhi, India
  • Student Blues, Shaira A.S., Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines
  • The Dream, Diane P. McCloskey, New Milford, NJ
  • Treasure, Hannah S., Minnetonka, MN

    beach toys
    Contest #200908: "I dug my toes in the soft white sand..."
    This month's first line was submitted by Sandra Browne."
  • Abby's Little Shadow, Donna M. Zappala, Bayville, NJ
  • Alone, Andrew Y., Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • Dream a dream - live a dream, Joice Lawrence, San Antonio, TX
  • Goodbye Wave, Robin Anne Mulholland, USA
  • Honor Thy Father, George Copeland, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Island, Jenny Perich, Woodland Park, CO
  • Kissing Him Again, Barbara Shelton, CO
  • Revenge on the Soft White Sand, Cherry Ann Simeon, Tuguegarao City, Philippines
  • Surfer's Merritt, Janet B., Rodanthe, NC
  • The Menacing Shadow, Rhyanna DeTuathana, Corvallis, OR
  • Violin, Gianne Jordan Gatcho, Nueva Ecija, Philippines 
  • Waiting for Sunrise, Tong N., Oakland Gardens, NY
  • When Push Comes to Shove, Kourtney Mittelstadt, Alberta, Canada
  • Wind Down Memory, Rachel Bestre, Baguio City, Philippines

  • July Fourth Text with Waving Flag
    Contest #200907: "With July 4th just days away... "
  • 4th of July, Melissa Linardos, Ohio
  • A Crabby Fourth of July, Julie Goolsby, Sykesville, MD
  • An Independence Day to Remember, W.K., Dumont, NJ
  • Annette and Alice, Heather B., Colorado Springs, CO
  • Operation Firecracker, Kenneth Collins, Colorado Springs, CO
  • The Fourth Everyone Regretted, Ashley W., Lake Wales, FL 
  • The Red, The White, and The Blue, Tori B., Womelsdorf, PA
  • With A Deadly Step, Andrew E. Wheeler, Lehi, UT

    duck holding an umbrella in rain
    Contest #200906: "The air smelled of summer rain..."
    --First day of summer is celebrated in June. Click on the link for this month's first line to find out more how the first day of summer is decided upon in the USA and the rest of the northern hemisphere. This month's first line was suggested by Catherine Hobson.
  • A Fateful Saturday Night, Krishnapriya S., Kerala, India
  • Cruel Remembrance, Martin Montgomery, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Earning Rule, M. Zubair A., Bhakkar/Punjab, Pakistan
  • Hiking Trip, Matt C., Irvine, CA
  • Jordan Grant, Karen T., Richmond Hills, ON, Canada
  • No Room for a Friend, Mary Vela, San Antonio, TX
  • Pissed in the Tent, Susan Paul, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Saving Summer, Hima V., Vancouver, WA
  • Secret Agent 100121, Emily R., Windsor, ON, Canada
  • Shallow Puddles, Kristiana L., Lemoore, CA
  • Sophie's Morning, Theresa T., Irvine, CA
  • Summer Bars, Suzanne Holland, Needham, MA
  • The Fairies' Meadow, Paige O., Peyton, CO 
  • The Old Country Store, Kate Prado, Hagerstown, MD
  • The Smell of My Life, Nelya T., Kent, WA
  • Watershed, Patricia Dunn, Sparrowbush, NY

    life jacket
    Contest #200905: "The life jackets were..."
    --National Safe Boating week is celebrated in May.
  • A Lesson Learned, J.J. Landicho, Mindoro, Philippines
  • Betrayal, Sankalp Sunder, Pune, India
  • Boating, Siyobin B., Elora, ON, Canada
  • Fish-fishing for life, Gauri Kanyalkar, Mumbai, India
  • The Boating Experience, Malisa R., Sicklerville, NJ
  • The Fishermen, Robin M., USA
  • The Underwater Bomb, Francesca L., London, England, UK
  • Tragedy, Juliet R., Staten Island, NY

    Teacher reading to children
    Contest #200904: "Once upon a time..."
    --April 27th is Tell a Story Day.
  • A Fair Trade, Spencer Newsad, Snoqualmie, WA
  • Anne's Heart, Elizabeth W., Canada
  • Once upon a life was ruined, Erick E., Englewood, FL
  • The Old Chapel, Rajita P., San Jose, CA
  • The Turtle that Wished, Mary Vela, San Antonio, TX

    jail cell door opening and closing
    Contest #200903: "Only an escapologist..."
    --March 24th is Harry Houdini's birthday. He was a famous escapologist.
  • Escaping Chores, Rhyanna S. DeTuathana, Corvallis, OR
  • Green Coffee, Christian Madison Brinkley, Reus, Spain
  • Inside Show, Corrie Garrett, North Hollywood, CA
  • The Great Power of the Klutz Escapologist, Alyssa R., Covington, TN 
    cup of steaming hot cocoa
    Contest #200902: "The lingering scent of chocolate..."
  • A Brilliant Payback, Rhyanna S. DeTuathana, Corvallis, OR
  • Before the Victory Theater, Daphne Rice, Portland, OR
  • Chocolate Love, Maria M., Pelham, AL
  • Lonely Wish, Annayanna Biswas, New York, NY
  • Molasses, Aeisha Santos, Manila, Philippines
  • The Lesson, Teresa Allen, Albuquerque, NM
  • The Missing Cookies, Adrienne Saldivar, San Diego, CA
  • Tricked!, Annalie Hamilton, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
  • Two Sides of Her, Michael Shepherd, Colorado Springs, CO

    elephant balancing on ball
    Contest #200901: "Backward Day was here and..."
    --January 31st is Backward Day.
  • Backward Day is Back, Sarah V., Castailia, NC
  • My Favorite Backward Day, Susheel P., Miramar, FL
  • Opps, Kenneth Collins, Colorado Springs, CO
  • The Draining, John Garrison
  • Wow's Solution, Daphne Rice, Portland, OR
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