Casa Grande Public Library
The Vista Grande Public Library Creative Writing Contest is an ongoing monthly contest where children write stories at the library’s Creative Writing Station. Each monthly winner gets his or her picture taken and placed on the Creative Writing Hall of Fame, receives a free book of his or her choosing from the creative writing cart and gets the winning story published in Golden Corridor LIVING Magazine.
Youth can also write stories at home and submit them to the library. Winners are selected by library staff members, who read through monthly submissions and choose the one that stands out, based on creative merit.
Vista Grande Public Library has hosted this contest since 2013, and receives hundreds of submissions every year. The Creative Writing Station is a fun way to get kids involved in writing and storytelling by allowing them to write about whatever they want and making it a fun experience. Have your child stop by the Vista Grande Library in Casa Grande to enter the Golden Corridor
LIVING essay contest!
The Swap by Christina Stueland
One day in the pond, a fish thought to herself, “I should like to be a bird someday.” The fish swam around the pond looking for a wish. Meanwhile, a bird in the sky thought to himself, “I hope to be a fish.” So he flew around looking for a wish. In the pond, the fish found herself a very pretty wish. The wish was also very nice. “What wish will you wish, fish?” The wish jingled.
The fish was very pleased. “I want to be a bird!” she cried.
The wish sparkled and then the fish disappeared. In the sky, the bird found a wish. It was very nice too.
“What wish will you wish, bird?” it asked.
The bird didn’t wait a second. “I want to be a fish!” he cried.
The wish sparkled and the bird disappeared. Meanwhile, the fish reappeared in the sky as a bird. Right away she was terrified. She found a wish and wished to be a fish. In the pond, the bird-now a fish-was so scared. He found a wish and wished to be a bird. Both of them never swapped again.