Escape! Feat. Floss. (2020 Winner)

By Natalie (Arizona) “Bite the bullet, Oaklynn. Get it over with!” Mom said. “If I do that, Mom, I won’t be able to ever bite again. Who knows? Maybe I’ll even die.” “We’re here!” Mom chirped. “Hurry up!” “But Mom, don’t you love me? You’re sending me to my death.” “Come on, honey, this isn’t … Continue reading Escape! Feat. Floss. (2020 Winner)

Memories of You (2021 Winner)

By Kennedy (Texas). She was the loudest trumpet player in the back of the class while I was the timid flute player in the front row. Every day at the start of fourth period, she’d walk in and immediately brighten the room with her smile. With her wavy caramel colored hair and big blue eyes, … Continue reading Memories of You (2021 Winner)

10 Days I Wish Had Lasted Longer (2017 Winner)

By Destini (Kentucky) Ten.It was nearly 10:00 P.M. when I spotted her sitting in the corner of the grocery store, her hands in her lap, her head turned down, eyes closed, as she sat alone and listened to music that was deafening. Maybe she didn’t want to hear anything else. I had never seen her … Continue reading 10 Days I Wish Had Lasted Longer (2017 Winner)

“Imagination Begins with You…” 2022 HS Writing Contest (12th Annual)

Celebrating our tenth year of the annual “Imagination Begins with You…” high school writing contest. Contest Description: Short story, less than 1,000 words. Prizes: First place winner receives $300. Second place winner receives $100. Deadline: Emailed or post marked by March 31, 2022 See previous winners and finalist in One Spark. Click here to purchase … Continue reading “Imagination Begins with You…” 2022 HS Writing Contest (12th Annual)

2018 Winners Announced! Imagination Begins with You… HS Writing Contest

I am pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 "Imagination Begins with You..." eighth annual high school writing contest. I am also excited to announce that all of the finalists and all previous winning stories are included in a short story collection "One Spark" (listed under Claspell on Amazon in paperback and as an … Continue reading 2018 Winners Announced! Imagination Begins with You… HS Writing Contest

Convergence by Brian W. Claspell Available Now!

Turns out that Jim Conrad may not be as fictional as the CIA thinks. When a local Chicago accountant is asked to stand in as the fictional eccentric billionaire character with the undercover CIA operative Jenny, he quickly discovers he is being asked to do more than originally thought. Jim and Jenny discover a trail … Continue reading Convergence by Brian W. Claspell Available Now!

2017 Winners Announced! Imagination Begins with You… HS Writing Contest

There were around 1,150 entries this year. What a fabulous year. A special thanks to Charity Bradford and Amy Hancock for helping to judge this year. Look up there latest books on amazon. I am pleased to announce the winners of the seventh annual “Imagination Begins with You…” high school writing contest. Winner: “10 Days … Continue reading 2017 Winners Announced! Imagination Begins with You… HS Writing Contest

“Imagination Begins with You…” 2017 HS Writing Contest (7th Annual)

Welcome to the seventh annual “Imagination Begins with You…” high school writing contest. Contest Description: Short story, less than 1,000 words. Prizes: First place winner receives $300. Second place winner receives $100. Deadline: Emailed or post marked by March 15, 2017 Submission: Use the online contest entry form (preferred). You may also enter using eMail to … Continue reading “Imagination Begins with You…” 2017 HS Writing Contest (7th Annual)