Valley Stream North High School students recently took part in The Young Writers Organization’s Twisted Tales Writing Contest. As part of the contest, students in grades 7 through 11 submitted spooky, 100-word stories. Out of the 150 students who participated, over 50 students were selected as finalists.
The Young Writers Organization seeks to encourage students to read, write and enjoy poetry as well as creative writing. Each year, the organization holds several contests, each of which have different themes. For the Twisted Tales theme, the students were invited to explore the effects of the narrator and perspective on a story. The contest gave students the opportunity to twist the classic narrative of good vs. evil, and show the other side of the story.
The finalists’ pieces will be published in a book this spring, and the students were given awards with certificates of recognition for their accomplishments.