|The Second Annual Blue
Wall Award Winners
Congratulations to our winners, chosen
by you, our readers! Here's our best from 1998 to 1999, re-linked for your
reading ease. Congrats to the winners -- next year, we'll do something
at Radio City Music Hall!
This time around, challenges needed be
based around Halloween,
All Hallow's Day, or All Soul's Day. Note
to challenge enthusiasts:
as of this summer, challenges may now be
up to 5,000 words!
A challenge -- and advance warning!
First, for our Winter challenge: Choose
one of these 5 opening sentences
from modern classic novels and write a
story that begins
with it (that is, use
it as the first sentence in your story).
(We did this in 10th grade!)
Your sentence choices:
Your deadline: November
In olden times, when wishing still
helped, there lived a king whose daughters were all beautiful, but the
youngest was so beautiful that the sun itself, which had seen so many things,
was always filled with amazement each time it cast its rays upon her face.
Sybil Davidson has a genius I.Q. and has been
laid by at least six different guys.
I went back to the Devon School not long ago,
and found it looking oddly newer than when I was a student there fifteen
It was a bright cold day in April, and the
clocks were striking thirteen.
It was a queer, sultry summer, the summer they
executed the Rosenbergs, and I didn't know what I was doing in New York.
Next: Advance Warning
Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa-based stories
(providing they're 5,000 words or less)
for our special bonus end-of-year issue.
We also want holiday recipes -- give them
a Law & Order twist! (See our previous holiday issues -- attached to
the winter issue always -- for ideas. Our favorite of all time: Drew Washington's
Party Shak Dip. Lol!
Recipes and Holiday Challenges due date: December