The Network is so proud of two students from our Network partner schools, Cockeysville Middle School and Dumbarton Middle School, who were announced as winners in the Foundation of BCPL’s spine-tingling short story contest! To read their stories, click on their title links below.
From the Baltimore Sun article:
“The Foundation of Baltimore County Public Library has chosen six winners in its Tales of the Dead Short Horror Story Contest.
The contest challenged writers of all ages to write an original horror story with a “Moonlit Masquerade” theme. Entries were divided into two categories, over age 21 and under age 21, and were received from a host of writers including local civic leaders, librarians and published authors.
A panel of judges selected first-, second- and third-place winners in both categories. Criteria for judging included originality, fear factor and quality of writing….
In the under 21 category:
Ivy, a 13-year-old eighth grader at Cockeysville Middle School, won first place for “Dead Space,” a sci-fi horror story set on a space station on the moon.
Lucy of Baltimore, an eighth grader at Dumbarton Middle School, took third place for “House of the Impathegens,” about an alien invasion on Halloween night.”
Congratulations to Ivy and Lucy!