Hurray, hurray! Today’s the day!
The Thanksgiving Contest is officially open! Post your 250 (or fewer) word kids’ Thanksgiving story, beginning with “They were supposed to go to Grandma’s for Thanksgiving, but the blizzard came in fast…” (poetry or prose is fine, and the opening phrase counts toward the total word count) and add your link to the link list. We’ll all have a great time visiting and reading your stories! (Note that if you choose to write in poetry/rhyme, you have permission to tweak the opening sentence to fit your meter/rhyme scheme, or you can begin with that sentence and then continue in rhyme. And if you’d like to participate but don’t have a blog, just copy and paste your story into the comments and make sure I have a way to contact you!)
The contest is open from now until the end of Thanksgiving Day, and this post with the link list will remain up during that time. (You will recall that the powers that be (me) decided not to run Would You Read It this week because we will all be too busy cooking, traveling and visiting to give it the attention it deserves, so there will not be a new post on Wednesday.) Once the link list closes, my assistant judge and I will select three finalists, who will be posted next Monday Nov. 28 for you to vote on. The winner of the contest will receive their choice of a $15 Amazon gift card or a hardcover copy of Melissa Sweet’s new picture book, Balloons Over Broadway in time for the holidays!
Here’s my totally wacky just for fun sample (250 on the nose!) 🙂 You’ll just have to imagine the pictures… 🙂
“Plan B was fun after all,” said Bridget, and they stayed up all night playing Battleship.
I can’t wait to read all of your stories!!! Readers, please check the comments section below. Some people are entering their stories there!
And don’t forget to tune in Friday for Perfect Picture Book Friday, entering it’s second week!
H A P P Y T H A N K S G I V I N G E V E R Y O N E!!!