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Welcome to a special site for Vermont Writes Day 2014

Submitted by ggevalt on Tue, 02/11/2014 - 12:55


THANKS to everyone who participated: YWP Youth Ambassadors, youths, teachers, school leaders, friends... etc. We are trying to figure out which schools participated, so LET US KNOW: email: with details! THANKS. Or post to Twitter using #vtwritesday

This site WAS specifically designed for students (and teachers) to post work for Vermont (NH) Writes Day without having to create an account or log in. We appreciated all your posts -- nearly 1,000 of them -- and if you filled out the info asking to be considered for publication WE WILL!

Also, if your school used pencil and paper, COOL! Send us your best at YWP, VT WRITES DAY, 12 North St., Burlington, VT. 05404.

And tell us what you did:

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The Prompts:

  • Gothic: Today is the anniversary of the birth of Grant Wood, painter of American Gothic which you see to the right. The artist uses great detail in the painting. Write a story, based on the painting or on some other Gothic topic in which you use as much detail as possible.
  • Spider: You are about to crush a spider when something stops you... Describe what happens.
  • Valentine: I love you because...
  • Prize: You have received the best prize you can imagine. What is it and why is it so valuable to you? What is the story behind the prize?
  • Alive: Describe the place where you feel most alive
  • Six Words: Create as many six word stories as you can in seven minutes.
  • General Writing: Write about anything you like, in any genre, poetry or prose.


Margrid was alone

Submitted by Writer on Thu, 02/20/2014 - 13:38

Margrid Was Alone
Once there was an older women named Margrid who was very lonely. Margrid had been alone for twenty years because her hosband had died in the bombing of the twin towers.
Margrid had tried to find a friend but none of them suited her. Margrid had tried to befriend an untrained dog, which ended up peeing all over her house and eaten as many slippers he could. Margrid sent the dog to a shelter within the first week.

Running through the woods

Submitted by Writer on Thu, 02/20/2014 - 13:29

Running in the woods

"Do these guys ever give up?" Kate wondered as she ran away from the kidnappers.
As Kate wandered deeper and deeper into the woods she started feeling more energetic, more alive. When she thought she put enough distance between her and the 3 men she grabbed a few rocks and a stick that looked like a "Y" and quickly scurried up the nearest tree, grabbed her hair tie, made a sling-shot and hit the first man and knocked him out the other two men where to distracted but keep on running while looking back at thier friend and fell into the rivine just ahead. " Finaly I'm free at last." Said Kate in relief.


Submitted by Writer on Thu, 02/20/2014 - 13:29

I feel the most alive when I'm in a misty forest on a summer day. The mist cools your skin, the wind blowing in tune to the birds, the moss is soft to the touch, the grass, heavy with dew, brushing past your skin just makes you feel alive. You're aware of everything around you it helps you understand things, helps you realize things. You can sense things you couldn't sense before. How everything works. So I guess for me, understanding makes me feel alive.


Submitted by Writer on Thu, 02/20/2014 - 13:27


It's almost Valentines day and I need to tell you who I love...... the person I love has been my crush forever and I need to finally tell him. I love.... Derek the really cute boy in are class! What should I do, should I tell him? " Yes you should and make it magical..go on go tell him. " ok I'll do it.......

An Xbox 360

Submitted by Writer on Thu, 02/20/2014 - 13:26

An Xbox 360
by Cole Shackett

I just won an Xbox 360!
It was so valuable to me because i had never won or played one before.
It all started when they were hosting the first ever tennis tournament! I was so excited to know that the prize was an xbox 360! I entered in the competition and went on to the first round.
I was so crazed to win the xbox 360, that I won! I defeated all the rounds and including the championship cup. I won the xbox 360 and a trophy! two prizes and I got a 1,000 dollar prize!
I decided to give the money to charity. All I wanted was a Xbox 360. And the trophy, I gave it to my brother. I went home and played on my Xbox 360.
The End

in the field, by the river and in the woods

Submitted by Writer on Thu, 02/20/2014 - 13:26

A river flows by and the sand and rocks look amazing with theI water flowing over it. trees the size of only 4 feet and one giant one that is swirly and supports a treehouse in its branches. This place makes me feel the most alive. Because of the bright sun and an open field and the river next to it and a little bridge that crosses the river into more open field and then a woods with paths through it. I have had a dream that once there was a giant house out in the middle of that woods when I was younger. But I know that there really isn't because I have gone out to that place again and again. I sometimes sketch out there in the woods during the summer. I have never explored very deeply in the woods but I would love to!

Little Blueberry

Submitted by Writer on Thu, 02/20/2014 - 13:26

Once upon a time somewhere far away I went to a pie contest. It was veary crowed and noisy. I made my famouse blueberry pie. There were many wonderful pies. At 10:00 the juges started to tast the pies. When they got to mine they thought it was wonderful. I got first place. The prize was a little dog it was so cute. It is the best prize ever. It is so valuable because it was a rare dog. I took it home and she ran away. I was so sad. She was missing for a week. She came back later she was holding a little blueberry in her mouth. I was so happy! After that I named her Little Blueberry.

Words of the waves

Submitted by Writer on Thu, 02/20/2014 - 13:25

Swish went the waves that sound always cools me when something important happens but today the waves sounded diferent. I can here the waves speak, but today I couldn't it felt strange not hearing them speak to me. So I got up and walked along the beach the sand sinking underneath my feet Hamer Head beach was what the people called it. The name is stangely relaxing to me, reminds me of life under neath the ocean waves. "Thats it!" I thought to myself the waves where speaking to me! I paused to listen the words coming out weren't clear but I made out one sentence"no,water here, sad".Thats there secret they can speak but only if you listen.


Submitted by Writer on Thu, 02/20/2014 - 13:22

Yesterday The Weirdest Thing Happend To Me.I Went Outside To Throw The Ball With My
Dog But When I Got Out There My Dog Was No Where In Sight.I Tried Calling To Him No Response.Then I Heard A Loud Growl From Around The Corner.My Dog Was Growling At A Huge Spider!It Was At Least 1ft Wide,Then Out Of No Where It Lunged And Bit My Dog I Was Screaming "Barney Are You Okay,Barney!".The Spider Cornered My Dog And I
Grabbed A Stick And Beat The Spider With It,It Was Dead.We Had To Take Barney To
A Vet But In The End He Was Alright.

The End