Write On 2019 Teen Short Story Contest Winners

Teens in Anoka County had a chance to show off their skills in Anoka County Library’s fourth annual “Write On!” short story writing contest sponsored by the Anoka County Friends of the Library. Teens submitted a short story online beginning April 1, 2019, through April 30, 2019. The stories below were selected as the three prize-winning stories in three categories of Grades 6-8, Grades 9-10, and Grades 11-12.


Grade 6 - 8

1st Place: "Just Outside the Window" by Lydia S.

2nd Place: "Ripping Tide" by Sophia A.

3rd Place: "Empty" by Mason L.

Grade 9 - 10

1st Place: "The Munich Massacre" by Rebecca B.

2nd Place: "I Still Wake Up Happy" by Hailey S.

3rd Place: "Captured" by Aaliyah A.


Grade 11 - 12

1st Place: "A Checkered Past" by Anne S.

2nd Place: "India Charlie Uniform Papa" by Ellie J.

3rd Place: "Momma" by Lum Chi.