The Vista Grande Public Library Creative Writing Contest is an ongoing monthly contest where children write stories at the library’s Creative Writing Station. Each monthly winner gets his or her picture taken and placed on the Creative Writing Hall of Fame, receives a free book of his or her choosing from the creative writing cart and gets the winning story published in Golden Corridor LIVING Magazine.

Youth can also write stories at home and submit them to the library. Winners are selected by library staff members, who read through monthly submissions and choose the one that stands out, based on creative merit.

Vista Grande Public Library has hosted this contest since 2013, and receives hundreds of submissions every year. The Creative Writing Station is a fun way to get kids involved in writing and storytelling by allowing them to write about whatever they want and making it a fun experience.

November Winner

The Life of a Potato

by Chandler Kaschimer, Age 10

One day, a random potato was lying in a basket. Then someone just picked it up and put it into a shopping cart. The potato felt like it was in an earthquake.

The rumbling stopped, and the potato was put on a conveyer belt with the red laser of destruction up ahead. The potato leaped off the conveyor belt and ran through the doors.

A couple days later, an old couple found him and brought him inside. Suddenly the potato felt like its skin was falling off. The potato was getting peeled! The skin was thrown in the trash, sadly.

The potato was then eaten, and that’s the end of a potato’s life. — The End.