Walt Whitman once told a friend, “if I had more time, I’d have written you a shorter letter.” We’re giving writers aged 6-12 more moons than we usually do to craft their entries for this fall’s Toronto Roald Dahl Day Short Story Contest, based on Dahl’s beloved novel MATILDA. Here’s the writing prompt:
Craft a short story (1500 words MAX) about what you, a bookish middle-grade student with a mean-spirited gym teacher, Mr Trunchbull, would do if you woke up on a school-day morning and discovered you had telekinetic powers just like Matilda.
Send it to email@example.com by Friday, October 27th.
An all star judging panel will read aloud and award cool prizes to the top stories before a special screening of Danny Devito’s film adaptation of Dahl’s novel, MATILDA, on Saturday, November 18 at The Ted Rogers Hot Docs Cinema (506 Bloor St West – at Bathurst). Don’t miss the 8th Annual Toronto Roald Dahl Day celebration!