Great Source Short Story Contest for Students in Grades 5–12
The Great Source Short Story Contest is a great way to get your writing published on Great Source iwrite, to win a $50 gift certificate to Amazon.com and Write Source materials for your school!
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Read the Winning Entry from the iWrite Short Story Contest
THE REPTILE STRIKES
By Emanuel, Age 11
If I hadn’t seen it for myself, I wouldn’t have believed it. It was a giant monster about 50 feet long and 50 feet wide. It had giant webbed claws and a massive tail. This is my story of how I found this giant, amazing, and terrifying creature.
The Terrible Dream
No!!! I’m in the ocean and I must get out! There’s a giant squid in the water and it’s going to eat me. AAAAAAAA!!!
“Danny….Danny,” whispered my mother.
“What?” I mumbled. “Mom, it’s 6:20 a.m.” I murmured.
“Danny, you were tossing and turning, “ said my mom with a chuckle.
“Mom, I has a bad dream, a nightmare. I was in the water and there was a giant squid and …”
“Shhhh, Danny, I think you have a fever. Let me check your temperature.”
“Why? I’m sure I don’t have a fever, “ I said, pushing away the thermometer my mom was holding. My mom shoved the thermometer in my ear.
“Well, Danny, you are right about this; you don’t have a fever. Your temperature is 98.1,” my mom stated. “Danny, Dad and I are going to take a walk. Do you want to come?” asked my mom.
“Sure,” I replied, putting on my clothes.