Objective is simple: Write a story with these 4 words:
I will be judging:
Originality and Proof that it is YOUR work
2. Correct Use of Words
3. Creative Prompt Idea
4. Problem and Solution Involvement
5. Correct Grammar Use
Each will be judged 1-10!
I was finishing my last works of art, when Jimmy, my obnoxious little brother, stomped in my room.
“Whatcha working on?” he said with his usual, naughty smile.
“My masterpiece! Duh!” I replied, rolling my eyes at my own brother’s knowledge. “I can just hear the headlines now. Katlyn Wallis, world’s greatest artist, has created a splendid painting of the ocean with solid creativity and effort.” I grinned as I fell into the world of fantasy success. Luckily, Jimmy started blabbering again, which made me jump back into reality.
“Can I help? Pretty please? I’d do a wonderful job!” Jimmy begged. No way was I gonna let a six year old help me on my contest submission. “Nope. Sorry. Big kids only.” I answered with a matter-of-fact voice. Jimmy, however, is very stubborn. When someone says “no” he won’t stop making a fuss until he gets what he wants. “No fair! I wanna help!” he stomped his feet around the room to distract me from working.
I showed him his tantrums don’t bother me by painting with ignorance. Unfortunately, Jimmy didn’t stop there. He picked up my paintbrush with an evil and vicious laugh.
“JIMMY! THAT’S MINE!” I screamed. Sure enough, he dipped the brush in yellow paint and scribbled it over my image of the Mississippi River. Jimmy then ran away, his boots making loud thumps on the stairs. “Mom!” I cried. “Mom!” In no time, my mother came and had a stunned look on her face when she saw what had happened. Then I explained Jimmy’s tantrum, the paintbrush, and why he did it. After that, I saw Mom smile. “I think I got an idea. Jimmy might’ve made your Mississippi painting better than before.”
My mom told me her plan and I got to it. Slowly, I took the dipped paintbrush and added more strokes to my background of a beautiful sunset. The next day, I brought my finished work to the judges of the competition.
“We have finished looking at your works of art.” one of the judges, Mr. Ross, said. “And I loved ‘em all, but there can only be one winner.”
The atmosphere was tense and quit. Nobody moved a muscle. We all wanted to know the winner of the 2019 Harrisburg Art Contest, to earn the grand prize of 15,000 dollars. Then he announced, “Katlyn Wallis.”
As I went onto the stage to get my reward, cheers from the crowd echoed and raged. Mr. Ross politely whispered to my ear, “How did you do the sun over the water? It seems so realistic and it sparkles with creativity!”
“It was all Jimmy.” I grinned. “He helped with his yellow scribbles.”
Make sure to keep the vocabulary words bolded or in italics.