HS Writing Contest – Finalist Announced

Congratulations to all the finalist! The winners will be announced by the end of the week.

The 2023 finalist for the “Imagination Begins with You…” annual high school writing contest are:


Despair in the Castle

Mirror, Mirror, of My Heart

Fate of Fervidus

Dreams of a Pine Tree

Baby Boy

We Are Getting No Where

Musings in the Painted Field

Reflecting On Forgotten Memories: A Letter to My Father


The Red Balloon

Just a Joke

Two Perspectives

Earned Never Given



The Suit of the Forgotten

The Last Leaf


The Yellow Umbrella

Nevaeh and Leh

Backpacking through Central Africa

10,000 Ways

The Last Game

Gloomy Aberdeen 1985


Moon River

Family Over Everything

The Man with the Book



The Magical Crystal and the Land of Wonder

Immersed in a Painting

All Kids are Depressed

On Becoming

Sheep to the Slaughter

Bad Romance Movie

My Biggest Fear

A World of Assimilation

Fever 1966

I Made a Friend

Our Oath of Silence

A Tie Through Time

Guardian Angel

Albert’s Angry Afternoon

The Last Song

The Last Gift

The finalists and winning stories will be included in a short story collection “One Spark – Imagination begins With You… 2023” (compiled by Brian Claspell) available on Amazon in Kindle and paperback. (Note: All profits from the sale of this book will go for scholarships.)

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