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Aspiring and experienced authors alike are invited to take part in Beach Metro News’ winter writing contest. PHOTO: Jon Muldoon

Calling all writers, storytellers, balladeers, and lovers of the written word: we’re looking for an inspired story to print in the pages of Beach Metro Community News.

Beach Metro News and The Great Escape Bookstore invite readers to submit stories in our seasonal holiday writing contest. The rules are simple: come up with a story (maximum of 1,000 words) that starts with the sentence printed below. Fiction of any sort or non-fiction, the choice is up to you – find your inspiration and start typing (or writing longhand, if that’s what your muse dictates).

The sentence has been composed and contributed by George Elliott Clarke, East End resident, award-winning poet, and poet laureate for the City of Toronto.

The sentence which will begin all entries reads as follows:

“The searing brilliance of the snow seemed a shadow of the sun.”

Email entries to contests@beachmetro.com, or drop off in person at 2196 Gerrard St. E., by 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015.

The winning submission will be printed in our Jan. 13 issue, and the winning writer will be awarded a $50 credit at The Great Escape Bookstore on Kingston Road.


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