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Use your imagination this summer. Tell us your tale!

Respond to our writing prompts and you will have a chance for your writing to be shared with the audiences of our Facebook Live programs!

Read our official rules here.

Stories cannot be longer than 450 words (not including the title) and must be original by the author. They will be judged in two categories, grades 2-3 and grades 4-6, on creativity, relevance, and coherence. Each week, two stories in each category will be selected to be read on Facebook Live on Thursdays at 5pm beginning July 9.

Week 8 (August 24 - 31) Prompts:

Option 1:
In older stories, the characters don't have the cool technology we do today. Think of a story in which you could save the day with our tech!

Option 2:
You have access to a time machine and you can go anywhere at any time (future or past). Where (and when) do you go? What do you do when you get there?



Major support provided by New York Life Foundation, the city-wide sponsor for the Summer Reading Program.