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Talent abounds among USEFP’s creative writing contest entries

Creative Writing Competition

One of the highlights of this quarter was a creative writing contest organized by EdUSA for Pakistani students enrolled in A-levels or FSc. The contest provided students with an opportunity to showcase their creative talents, promising the added bonus of certificates and prizes to the winning entries. The judges for the contest included writer and cartoonist, Reem Khurshid, along with Umme Hani Imani, Awais Khan, Sarah Dara, and Zainab Hussain.

While in previous years the creative writing contest gave the students one theme to write around, this year students could choose from three exciting prompts:

  1. Frederik Brown was a celebrated American writer of science fiction & mystery. Short stories were his forte. He wrote the following two sentence short story: “The last man on Earth sat alone in a room. There was a knock on the door …” Give this story either a beginning or an end.
  1. Write a story about a Hero’s Journey: Tales of heroism and courage in the face of adversity have been popular for hundreds, if not thousands of years. This theme can be explored in different ways and on different scales, but perhaps the most common are ‘traditional’ hero stories about characters who are essentially destined for greatness, and, on the flipside, stories about ‘unlikely’ heroes who achieve greatness despite the odds.
  1. Write a story about a character obsessed with one of the long-dead “greats” in their profession

Read the winning stories here: 1st place: Is there someone waiting by Parniyan Bashar, 2nd place: The story of us by Sair Shaikh, and 3rd place: Inside out by Aqsa Azam.

Congratulations to the winners and participants!



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