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Monday, September 16, 2019

Reedsey Weekly Writing Contest: #7: Scrumdiddlyumptious

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Did you know: September 13th is Roald Dahl's birthday — so a "gloriumptious" Roald Dahl Day to you!

Roald Dahl was a children's book author, best known for classics like Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Gian Peach, and, well, the list of his beloved children's books goes on and on.

Dahl not only created whimsical worlds within his stories, he also created new diction, inventing words such as "gloriumptious" (pure marvelousness), "biffsquiggled" (being confused or puzzled), "churgle" (gurgling with laughter), and "ringbeller" (a really good dream).

This week, our prompts are all elements pulled from Roald Dahl's phizz-whizzing (splendid) books.
This week's prompts:

Write a story with a child narrator.
For Kids

Write a story that mixes everyday situations with surreal surroundings.
Fantasy and Science Fiction

Write a story where a chocolate cake plays a significant role.
General

Write a story about a person longing for family.
General

Write a story infused with dark humor.
Comedy

Stories will be visible once this contest has ended!
To enter this contest, pick a prompt and submit your story

Closes at 23:59 - Sep 20, 2019 EST

Winning stories will be featured on our website and in our weekly newsletter. For more information, please consult our terms of use.

Submissions will be approved and published within 7 days of the contest closing.

Please keep your submission between 1,000 - 3,000 words.

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