80th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition Collection by Editors of Writer's Digest

By Editors of Writer's Digest

The editors of Writer's Digest are happy to proportion with you the profitable entries in every one class of the eightieth Annual Writer's Digest Writing festival, besides the Grand Prize-winning tale, Boy Witch, by means of John T. Biggs.

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JULIE WHEELER is a creative writing and composition instructor for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. She has authored countless columns and articles on a range of high-tech topics, and she’s the coauthor of Keys to Success Reader. Finally, our most heartfelt congratulations to the winners and the nearly 12,000 entries in this year’s competition. The quality of your entries makes the judging more diffi cult each year. We look forward to seeing your work in the 81st Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition Collection.

Her voice breaks. She breathes deeply, and starts again. ” “No, no it’s not,” I say. I place a hand on the center of Sebastian’s chest and move it around, trying to find an area that’s warmer than the rest of his body. That’s where the magic has settled. “You might want to step back,” I suggest. She remains where she is, giving me a cold look. What did I do? “Fine then,” I say bitterly. ” I find it. An area close to the heart, hotter than coals. I inhale, preparing for the worst part. I push down on that spot of his chest, as lightly as I possibly can, and he screams.

In this fantasy, everyone in town would be huddled about and screaming, pulling their children away from the massive ship bearing the notorious Jolly Roger on its mast. I, however, in a sudden act of eight year old bravery, would run towards the ship, shouting that I was in fact, a long lost crew member that they had accidentally left behind at a port. They would welcome me aboard, while I laughed at the shock on my parents faces. I would wave goodbye, with the realization that I had absolutely no regrets.

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