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Monthly Writing Contest

November 2006 Winner: Barbara Schnell, Swept Away
Honorable Mention: Shelia Cassidy, Tsunami
Honorable Mention: Polly Dunn, Raining Cats and Dogs

View the 2006 Will Write 4 Food catalogue of winners & honorable mentions. View the contest rules.

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November 2006 Winner
Swept Away
by Barbara Schnell

    Dorothy had been in Kansas a week before she started regretting her return. Not only was she bored (she actually missed Miss Gulch, at least her complaining about Toto broke up the monotony) but she missed the vivid colors of Oz. Everything here was so drab!
    And there was so much work to do! The tornado that whisked her to Oz had left the farm in a shambles and Auntie Em and Uncle Henry were getting too old to do much. Lunk, the farmhand, had suddenly left to attend engineering college and that meant Dorothy had to pick up the slack.
    She tracked down the wandering magician and borrowed his crystal ball.
    “Glinda, can you hear me?” she chanted into the orb. “Come in, Glinda.”
    Glinda’s head wavered into view. “The reception is terrible,” her tiny voice peeped. “You’ll have to speak up.”
    Dorothy yelled her predicament and they came up with a plan. Dorothy sold the ruby slippers on eBay and hired a replacement farmhand. Then she returned to the farm and waited impatiently in a cornfield. Oh no, here came Uncle Henry waving a chore list!
     “Hurry, Glinda,” she prayed.
     A small whirlwind appeared out of the clear sky.
     “I love you, Uncle Henry, but I can’t stay here! Give your list to the new guy!” She jumped into the whirlwind and was whisked back to Oz where she became an apprentice witch.

Moral: You can’t keep ‘em on the farm after they’ve been to Oz.


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