NPR is offering a great creative writing opportunity for you or your students:
Listeners send in original short stories that can be read in three minutes or less. That, according to the official rules, means 600 words or less. To make things even more interesting, we set up a device for each round to serve as the jumping-off point for the story.
Patchett’s not only picking our winner; she’s also given us the challenge to inspire your stories. For Round Four, your story must include these four words: “plant,” “button,” “trick” and “fly.”