Example: Spreading Your Wings – Short Story Contest

Example Overview

Start: December 10th • Deadline: December 19th

Age Categories

  • Elementary School (9-13)

1st Place: $150 / 2nd Place: $100 / 3rd Place: $50
Top 3 winners featured as published authors on Taradiddle.org

500 word maximum

Entry Fee
Free to Enter

Story Starter

Begin your Taradiddle story with:

The tiny yellow canary spotted the door to her bird cage was open. She had always dreamt of freedom and what she would do if she could spread her delicate wings and fly. She knew her job was to give her people joy and calmness with her sweet songs, but just once she wanted to be uncaged and soar. Just as the front door opened wide and Mr.Lovejoy entered the home, she crouched down and pushed herself with all her might into flight….

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