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 http://www.artandwriting.org/guidelines.

Teen Writing Prompt 748


You are driving to Florida with your friends. For some crazy reason your parents thought it would be a great idea in order to make you more responsible. You promised to take breaks and be careful. As you stare out the window you notice something happening off in the distance. Just then the car mysteriously stops.

You can’t figure out what’s wrong even though you took auto shop class for the last three years of high school making you the ultimate freak. What did you see off the road? Why did the car mysteriously break down? Write a story about what happens.


Teen Book Review: United as One by Pittacus Lore


I just finished reading the seventh and final book in the Lorien series or I am Number Four series. It’s always difficult to pick up a book that’s part of a series after reading the previous book a year prior to reading the next book. Here are the books in order

  • I am Number Four
  • The Power of Six
  • The Rise of Nine
  • The Fall of Five
  • The Revenge of Seven
  • The Fate of Ten
  • United as One


This book was an exciting conclusion to the series. In this book John, Six, Marina, Nine, Ella, Sam, Lexa, and a band of human gardes fight to save the Earth from the Mogadorians led by Setakus Ra, a former Lorien who has been playing with science and altering Mogs. When the story beings John is mourning Sarah’s death and alien ships are stationed around the world ready to destroy every major city.

Now the Loriens have human gardes to help them in the fight after a Lorien energy force gifts humans with special powers. Even Sam, John’s best friend has special powers but still John and the other Loriens still are left pondering their own fate and the fate of humanity. There’s lots of action and the actions sequences are carefully planned out creating a very exciting book. I couldn’t put if down and I am grateful that I suck with the series.

Teen Writing Prompt 747



Spoken word poetry was created to be performed. With so much going on I am sure you all have a lot to say. What’s on your mind?

Write a spoken word poem to tell us how you fell right now.


It Could Have Been Me

It could have been me. The victim. Without a voice.

I went to that party and everyone was drinking.

It was late.

My friend Scott left me alone.

In a room filled with guys.


Nothing happened.

I just stayed there all night waiting for the buses to start running.

Nothing happened.

Except I had to wait until morning.

Nothing happened.

Even though I was the only girl in a room filled with guys.

But she wasn’t so lucky.

But I was.

But the truth is everyone that all the time everyone should be as lucky as me.

Teen Scholarship- Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship



I know it’s last notice but you actually have two weeks. Ever thought about what life would be with Rick and his gang in the Walking Dead? Now here’s your chance to write a story about it. It’s the Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship. The details are listed below. Good luck and have fun!

Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question:
“Imagine that your high school or college has been overrun with zombies. Your math professor, the cafeteria ladies, and even your best friend have all joined the walking dead. Use your healthy brain to flesh out a plan to avoid the zombies, including where you’d hide and the top-five things you’d bring to stay alive.

Deadline: October 31, 2016

Prize $2000