Monthly Archives: December 2016

Teen Picture Prompt 754



Write a story about this place. If you think about there are some really great stories that take place in the desert. Dune, Mad Max, and Holes all take place in the desert. In Holes that desert is the setting for a boy’s detention center. In The Maze Runner, the desert is the escape route for our beloved character who are escaping Wicked, the sadistic corporation that experiments on children.

It’s your story. Come on and tell it.


Teen Writing Prompt 753


The road was dark and the willow tress hung over the road like claws reaching out to us but we continued. Fear was a luxury we didn’t have…

What is your characters running from or running to? Image if you were in this place. What would be going through your head. What would you feel? Me, I can feel my heart pound as I think about this place. It’s like holding my breathe forever as I try to calm myself. What is it like for you?

Be creative and have some fun.


Teen Writing Competition


The Scholastics Arts and Writing Competition deadline is approaching. This contest is open to students in grades 7 to 12. Stephen King, Robert Redford and Sylvia Plath are alumni from this program so it’s a pretty big deal.


  • Students in grades 7–12 in the U.S. and its territories, as well as American schools abroad, are invited to submit creative and original work in any of the Awards’ 29 art and writing categories, including architecture, painting, flash fiction, poetryprintmaking and video game design.
  • At each level of judging, all works are selected to move on to the next stage based on the same criteria that have represented the program since its founding in 1923: originality, technical skill, and emergence of personal vision or voice.
  • Deadlines for submission vary by region for the New York area the deadline is December 15, 2016 other areas the deadlines are throughout the winter months, with National Medalists announced in March 2016.
  • More information is available at