Humor Contest 2011

Posted July 28, 2011 & filed under Notebook.

From the website of Amazing Kids:

Attention all Amazing Kids!

Do you love to make people laugh?  Do you have some hilarious and creative stories that you’d like to share?  Are you excited about trying out a new type of writing? If this sounds like you, show us what you can do by submitting your humorous short story to our humor contest!  We want to see your hilarious and creative stories that integrate jokes and funny moments!  Put a smile on everyone’s face and get a chance to win some fabulous prizes.


Who: Kids and teens, ages 6-17

What: Amazing Kids! Humor Contest – Kids ages 6-17 can submit an original humorous short story of 1500 words or less.  One entry maximum per person so pick your best piece!

When: July 1, 2011 until August 30, 2011, 11:59pm PST.

Where: Email (preferred method) to [email protected] with Humor Contest and your last name and age in the subject line.  Attach a word or pdf document with your submission with your name, age and title of your submission at the top of the document. Videos retelling your story (not as a separate entry) may be included as a link to the video online to a site such as schooltube to your entry.  The videos must be the child’s original creation. Schooltube instructions and features for posting can be seen here:  Videos are not necessary but may be considered as a creative addition to your entry.

On Family Values

Posted September 4, 2007 & filed under Notebook.

Two parents, two kids: the average, American family.
Grandma has a stroke and moves in.
Dad gets fed up and moves out.
Mom meets Rick, a systems analyst for a large corporation.
Dad meets Candy, the lingerie model with the large…never mind.
Grandma meets Abe. He likes to soak his teeth in your science project.
Rick is average too. Randy and Jack move in.
Candy (who’s above average—wink, wink) has five kids with Dad.
Tootsie, Hershey, Sweetie, and the twins, Mark and Mindy, M & M.
The average, American family:
Approximately two parents, two kids, two stepparents, two step siblings,
Two and a half whole siblings, a grandma, and Abe,
Who likes to soak his teeth in your science project.

by Scott, 10th Grade