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'Faerie Realm' Awarded in Local Youth Writers Contest

Logan Everson won 1st place in the Sixth Grade category in WSKG's local 2016 Youth Writers Contest.  He is 12 years old and the oldest in his family.  He really likes acting and has been in two short films with BFI. He practices martial arts, plays soccer and tennis, and loves video games, writing, and drawing.  Logan shared thoughts on his experience writing this story and submitting it with our contest:

What is your story about?  Can you summarize it in just a sentence or two? This story is about a kid who finds a place called the Faerie Realm and helps the inhabitants against the Dark Queen. Your story is almost dream-like. What genre do you consider it? Fantasy genre.

Are you working on any additional stories now? Yes, I am playing with a couple of ideas but they would be way too long for this contest.  The first one is about a kid who has powers using his words and imagination.  Another one is about a kid from another planet with dragons and he has to save his friend from bloodthirsty warriors.  My last story idea is about five people who think they are aliens but turn out to be angels and fight demons.

Tell us about the drawings you made to accompany the text.  What medium and techniques did you use to achieve the effects? I used charcoal pencils with a lot of blending.

Thank you for sharing this story with WSKG! How did you hear about the Contest? I have participated in it for five years.

Which part did you enjoy most -- writing the story or making drawings that accompanied the plot? I liked making the drawings better because they looked really cool and I was really annoyed with how much I had to cut down my story from the original 2,450 words.

Is there anything else you'd like to share? This contest is really fun and helps me with my writing/drawing skills.

Check out the full list of winning stories here!

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