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3rd Prize Winner - Group I - The Friendship Story

March, 2015
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The Friendship Story
Introduction
This story is about Emma Ping. She is born in London and she is 11 years old. She has moved to a new school since her mom and dad got divorced. Her mom’s name is Sofia and she is a nurse. Her daddy’s name is Jonas and he is a fireman. Emma has [...]

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3rd Prize Winner - Group I - The Forbidden Underwater City

March, 2015
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The Forbidden Underwater City
The night before that day, I was starting to doubt whether this trip was really a smart decision. Tomorrow, I would be heading off to the dock, where I will board a submarine to the bottom of the sea. I’ve invited my BFF Jeffrey along, and he’s known me since we were [...]

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2nd Prize Winner - Group IV - Half Empty Half Full

March, 2015
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Half Empty Half Full
 
With your glass half full
And mine half empty
When we were together people didn’t think we were crazy
It was December 11th 1995 when I met you for the first time, I had just moved to the school after getting expelled from my last one over a fight that wasn’t important enough for [...]

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2nd Prize Winner - Group IV - Reality

March, 2015
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Reality 
In March, she woke up to a different reality. The sun, a copper-coiled light bulb, blinded her and suddenly she couldn’t see. Well, she could, but the world appeared…gray. Although the sun radiated, she could only see clouds. And not “cotton-candy” clouds, as her sister liked to say, but amorphous demons ready to precipitate chaos. [...]

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2nd Prize Winner - Group II - Secret of The Basement

March, 2015
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Secret of The Basement
“Ruby!” I hiss, peering at the dark expanse of the woods in front of me. Where could she be? I think of the consequences of her absence, wincing as my heart pounds frantically.
“I’m here, James! Be quiet!” Ruby’s clear voice cuts through the thick silence. The faint sound of rustling leaves reaches my ears [...]

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2nd Prize Winner - Group II - Building Ghost Girl

March, 2015
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Building Ghost Girl
“Its very beautiful over there…”
- Thomas Edison’s last words
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“Too close”, she had said. “You’re too close to love me, Theo. You know that. You do. And besides, I’m fine with being alone. You’re too close.”
Her shuddering breath had caressed my ear, and I had heard the tears choking her [...]

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2nd Prize Winner - Group I - The Friendship

March, 2015
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The Friendship
Douglas was nine years old and liked to play basketball. He used to live in Memphis but now he moved to New York City because his mom wanted to live in an interesting area. Douglas had blue eyes and sleek and messy black hair. He had tanned skin and was very calm but could [...]

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2nd Prize Winner - Group I - Claire

March, 2015
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Claire
The hallways looked exactly the same as they did last year. The only thing that was different was that I was in year four, not year three. Happily, I skipped to my brand new year four classroom. All of my friends were inside, but SOMEONE was sitting at my favorite seat, the one I had [...]

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1st Prize Winner - Group IV - Min-Na

March, 2015
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Min-Na
The day you moved from San Francisco to Milwaukee, or as you liked to call it, “a white trash city in the middle of nowhere,” there was rain in the middle of a bone-dry summer. Barefoot children danced flailing foxtrots on steaming gravel streets, my mother’s carefully tended petunias flopped about like beached whales, and [...]

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1st Prize Winner - Group III - The Products of Inescapable Randomness

March, 2015
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The Products of Inescapable Randomness

I had a revelation a few months ago about the complete arbitrariness of life. I mean, clearly I knew before my hat blew off of a cliff and ended up in the ocean that bad things happen for no reason without any warning whatsoever. But it wasn’t until that moment, staring [...]

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1st Prize Winner - Group II - Man’s Best Friend

March, 2015
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Man’s Best Friend
Why?
Why mother?
As I slowly trotted on the grey ground with big towering structures looming over my head, raindrops falling on the unfamiliar ground, this was all I could think of.           
My mother threw me away being the weakest of the litter, and left me in this unfamiliar world to fend for myself at [...]

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1st Prize Winner - Group I - Angela with Straight Black Hair

March, 2015
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Angela with Straight Black Hair
It was the first day of my new school year. Our family moved to a remote American town. I missed my old friends and was anxious about making new friends.
When I stepped into my grade four classroom, I had a hundred butterflies in the stomach. In the roomful of classmates with [...]

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FRIEND(S) - LittleStar-YCIS Short Story Competition 2014-2015

January, 2015
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LittleStar-YCIS Short Story Competition
2014-2015
Theme: FRIEND(S)
A friend in need is a friend indeed. Friendship is a relationship that we choose and value. Therefore, friends are the special ones in our lives. In this competition, we are expecting stories on true friendships, stories on your best friend(s), and so much more that [...]

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Howling in Yellowstone (3rd Prize, Category 1)

April, 2014
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To my dad Todd, who drove me to and across Yellowstone, and told me wonderful stories of Rose Creek Pack, Chief Washakie, and Sacajawea.
 
It was April 20, 2012, my last day in Yellowstone National Park. The clock struck 12. The rustic cabin by Old Faithful Geyser was bathed in full moonlight. On my cozy bed, I [...]

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Flying in the Sky (3rd Prize, Category 1)

April, 2014
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“Joshua how was it?” I was desperate to ask my brother how it felt: landing in the dark blue sea with a light blue parachute.
He said that his head went into the salty water, and I asked him if he saw anything underwater but he said he didn’t. Then he went back to dry up.
Soon, [...]

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