Author Archive: Write Local

The Birch Spider

The Birch Spider By Ethan Duman Honorable Mention, 2016-2017 Young Writer’s Short Story Contest Download a PDF of The Birch Spider. Jim absolutely despised the cold chill of winter, and Uncle William wasn’t changing his opinion by a long shot. It was the first day of Christmas break and as was customary for most families in […]

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The Crime

The Crime By Dominic McCaffrey Second Prize Winner, 2016-2017 Young Writers Short Story Contest Download a PDF of The Crime. “Wake up! Wake up!” whispered James. “It’s only three in the morning,” complained Jay. “I can’t find my favorite pillow. I have to have it to sleep,” James whined. “Do you know where it is?” “No, […]

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Traveling around the U.S.A.

Traveling around the U.S.A. By Esther Campanella Honorable Mention, 2016-2017 Young Writer’s Short Story Contest Download a PDF of Traveling around the USA. There is a family who is very busy traveling. You will find out about them if you keep reading this story. On Autumn Drive, in Grapevine, Texas, a little brown house sits. Inside this […]

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Middle School Jitters

Middle School Jitters By Camilla Wu First Prize Winner, 2016-2017 Young Writer’s Story Contest Download a PDF of Middle School Jitters. Was I the only one, or did anyone else have an aversion to Mondays? That was exactly how I felt on the first day of middle school—on a Monday. I reluctantly trudged down the staircase […]

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Origami World

Origami World By Zachary Smith Download a PDF of Origami World “Yawwwn …” groans Allen. It’s dawn and it’s time to get ready for the beautiful day ahead of him. He grabs his pencil, draws himself some clothes, and rushes outside to his amazing town called “The Craft Table.” Yes, he and all his friends are […]

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Knowledge Is Power

Knowledge Is Power By Yamna Boukaabar Third Prize Winner, 2016-2017 Young Writer’s Story Contest Download a PDF of Knowledge is Power I am so scared, so very scared. I have done nothing, yet I am being persecuted for five violations I have committed. I have twenty-four hours before the Council comes after me and sentences me to my […]

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Engaging Creativity in High School English Classes

By Mathilda Blevins, 11th Grade High school English classes can seem tedious to many students. The focus on analysis can be intimidating, giving students the impression that they dislike writing as a whole and eliminating all of its potential benefits from their lives. If high school English classes were to allow for more creative writing […]

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Introducing Write Local’s Free Mentoring Program!

BECOME A WRITE LOCAL MENTEE! Do you express yourself through writing? Would you like to develop your creative voice? Do you want to improve your craft? Sign up to be a Write Local mentee! Write Local is a nonprofit organization that inspires writers like you to think creatively and innovate locally. Our one-on-one mentoring program […]

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