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The Harris Burdick Writing Challenge: a Spooktacular Writing Contest
Wednesday, October 1 – Friday, October 31
Do you believe a picture is worth 1,000 words?
Scare up an original short story (1,000 words or less) from one of our featured "creepy" photos. The prize will be a copy of The Mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris van Allsburg.
For grades K-6.
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11-year-old Violet feels like an outsider in both her hometown and in her own family. Violet's father, who died before she was born, was African-American; her mom and half-sister are white. With her dark hair and skin, Violet doesn't look anything like her mother, half-sister, neighbors, or classmates in their predominantly white town of Moon Lake.