Meet our Write-a-Story Contest Winner!

We received over 1,500 entries this year to our annual Write-a-Story Contest! We asked your students to write an imaginative, compelling, original short story that starts with one of three first lines written by the famous author Jason Reynolds. We are very excited to announce that Jason has chosen a winning short story: “The Creature of Crinkle Isle” by Arjun Baviskar of Katy, Texas.  Check out the fabulous winning story—and the amazing finalists and runners-up below! And stay tuned the 2019-2020 Write-a-Story Contest announcement this fall.

“The Creature of Crinkle Isle”

by Arjun Baviskar

Katy, Texas

“Lost in Words”

by Elizabeth Pitts

Hopkinsville, Kentucky

“Soul Snatcher”

by Addyson Eckstein

Galloway, Ohio

Emerson B.

Dublin, Ohio

 

Natalie D.

Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania

 

Katelyn F.

Kalida, Ohio

 

Jessica M.

Columbus, Ohio

 

Nicole N.

Grafton, Massachusetts

 

Alyssa P.

Walled Lake, Michigan

 

Daniella R.

Long Beach, California