You accidentally come first in a competition you didn't realise you had entered.
Try to convey a real sense of surprise with this story. You could describe the competition and the win, but keep the focus on your character and their reactions.
“CASSIE. CASSIE, DARLING, WHERE ARE YOU?” My mom came tumbling into the kitchen, almost knocking over the flower vase while she was at it. I looked up from my bowl of cereal and saw my mom, who was practically in hysterics, holding an opened emerald green envelope with a gold seal fapping every which way as she ran towards me.
Confused, I reached for the envelope when she had finally made it...
The only thing I remember is being handed a gold trophy, nothing before that, and only hazy memories afterwards.
My picture is shown in the paper, my name is flashed on the news. And all because of something I can’t remember.
No one will tell me what I won, they seem to think I’m making a joke. Nobody believes me, so how can I believe myself?
I must smile and wave, content to be the face of ...
This story is about me. About how I did terrible in school. That I failed the 9th grade more times than I could possibly count.
I was married at the age of 21. Nowhere near mature. Without knowing which way to go in life. My thoughts where that once you where married, the next best thing to do was to get a job and settle down. I was wrong.I have been wrong, so many times. I was never advised by m...
Sitting in the audience in a very uncomfy chair
I wasn’t paying attention to the stage because I didn’t really care.
This hot man asked for my name and my number
Then he walked away and I thought what a bummer.
The loud speaker was talking
My fingers on tinder were walking.
“Allison Nun you have won!”
The whole crowd cheered “Oh what fun!”
My head snapped up
All I could say was “but but”
My phone rings and it’s some guy saying he’s from publishers clearing house. You have just won a new Cadillac, what color do you want? You also won 350,000.00 dollars that will be delivered to your door here shortly.
I knew that I had not entered any contest.
What color did you say? Hummm silver!
You should be excited Mr. Lopez, you just won were just a few miles away ready to deliver. I need fo...
“Bingo!” my grandma yelled from beside me. I snapped my head towards her. She stood with her finger pointed straight at me.
“My granddaughters, got bingo” she grinned. The caller at the front walked over to where I sat. He eyed my playing card. He nodded curtly and marked something on his notepad as he walked away.
I’m six. I’m just here for the cool stamp markers....
My family knows my hobbies and how I admire the Art as evey Saturday i draw a piece of art for different kinds of arts.my little cosine showed a competition in dubai for artists and who will win the competition will get 500000 million dollars and will make film video for him to be famous.I didn’t recognise the competition and even though i know myself i will not take this prize it’s for who has a ...
The stone wall was wet, cold. I could hear them—whoever they were—moving around above us, the faint scent of gunpowder filling the small space. The woman, a stranger, put her hand on my shoulder.
“Stay here,” she whispered. Mouthed it, really, she was so silent. “Don’t move.”
I watched her crouch-walk along the stone foundation, the underground portion of a massive downtown hotel. ...
“I won!…No way!” said Stacey as she stepped away from the counter with her phone and sat down. “What did I win?”
“An all included vacation to the Bermuda Islands,” said the voice.
“How did I win that?” asked Stacey.
“Remember when you put your name and address down on papers at the 4-H fair? We had a vacation drawing from all the entries and you won!” said the voice from the hot tub store.
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