Short Story Challenge

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March 9, 2018

Short Story Challenge

ADVENTURE STORY WRITING CHALLENGE
and
AN ADVENTUROUS DAY AT QUETICO COLLEGE SCHOOL
Saturday May 26, 2018

OPEN TO ANYONE AGED 12 AND UNDER

THE IDEA FOR THE STORY:
You may have heard that there are solar storms predicted in the near future. What might happen on planet Earth when this happens? The flipping of the North and South Magnetic Poles? The disruption of orbiting satellites in the Earth’s Clarke Belt and the resulting ending of wireless communication and the internet? Yes, things are going to get different, but even the best Scientists in the world aren’t too sure what it’s all going to mean.
Here’s your Challenge: use your imagination and create a story of the future of life when things change so dramatically. To you. To your friends. To your community. To the world.

THE STORY LENGTH
No minimum or maximum length. Be creative and imaginative and tell your story. The story must be long enough so that the reader understands your vision.

WHAT ARE THE DEADLINES?
Please submit your story to Quetico (queticocs@gmail.com) by Friday April 27.
From all the entries received, a total of 20 stories will be selected.
If your story is selected, you will be notified by Friday May 4. You will be given a Permission Letter so that you will be able to participate in an adventure day at Quetico.

WHAT IS HAPPENING ON SATURDAY MAY 26?
The Day
8:00 am Meet at Atikokan Rec Centre parking lot for transportation to Quetico. If you do not
live in Atikokan, arrangements will be made for travel to Quetico.
8:45 am Arrival at Quetico and preparations for the day. You will be able to select a morning session and an afternoon session from the following:
-learn to J stroke in a canoe.
-learn the basics of riding a BMX bike
-learn the basics of tennis
-make cookies in the creative cookie session.
12:00 BBQ Lunch at the Dining Hall
Following lunch, all of the stories will be read by people selected for their great
story telling ability. You will then be able to vote for your favourite story.
1:30 Afternoon sessions:
-same as the morning, but your chance to participate in a different activity.
3:30 Awarding of prizes for the best stories told, as voted by you.
4:00 Depart for transportation back to Atikokan.