May 2021 Story Contest

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Your best friend is having a very bad day

Did you notice that using an active voice makes your writing easier to understand and more exciting? And even though using the passive voice is not incorrect, changing passive sentences to active sentences will keep your writing clear and exciting to your readers.

In short, if you can get active, get active!

Your challenge

Remember those sentences you rewrote into the active voice? You know, the ones where it was your best friend who left the door open, wiped the board clean and ate all the cake?

This month, your challenge is:

  • to write a short story using those three sentences
  • you can’t use the passive voice!

Story Specs

Word Limitation:

one

Acceptable formats:

Everything! Type it up if you can; send in a picture of your handwritten story if you can’t. Younger writers can have help from their parents if they like.

Accompanying images:

Your story will be published on the website with an accompanying image. You can take one, or draw/paint one if you like.

Good Luck!

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