We've written the story. You write the ending.
We've chosen the winners!
Thanks to everyone who participated. Click here to read the two winning entries.
On Monday morning, Andy drove to work in his new car. He felt like the king of the road. He had picked the car up from the dealer on Saturday and had already driven more than 200 miles in it around the local area, just for fun. It was the first new car he'd ever owned.
That's how the short story in the June Spotlight begins. But how will it end? We want you to tell us.
The story continues — on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday — as Andy notices that someone else at work is driving the same kind of car — "the other red Mini" — and is parking it right next to his. As he tries to find out who the other driver is, things take a disturbing turn, and we're left with a cliffhanger. The last chapter of the story is missing.
We'd like you to finish the story in about 400 words, writing in English. Begin like this:
On Friday morning, Andy drove to work in his new car as usual.
The June magazine contains the four chapters by Vanessa Clark, ideas for what to include in your chapter, and tips on creative writing in general. You can also hear all four chapters on Spotlight Audio.
Bookmark this page so that when you've written your story ending, you can come back and paste your text into the form on the next page. You may also send it by post to Redaktion Spotlight, Kennwort "Short Story", Postfach 1565, 82144 Planegg, Germany. One entry is allowed per person.
Need a copy of the June magazine? You can order it here.
Two winners will be chosen from entries received by 30 August 2012. Each will receive the book Creative Writing for Dummies by Maggie Hamand. The top two entries will be published on this website in October. By sending your story ending to Spotlight, you agree to its publication, as described above.
Note that the winning entries will be chosen on quality and originality. Take the time to write and rewrite. Show your story to friends and get their opinion. Don't worry so much about your English; we'll correct your mistakes. Just make sure that the story line is clear.
When you've written your ending, go to the next page to send it to us.
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