Hands-On 2015 Short Story Winner

Thank you all for sharing your stories!


Our judges have read your stories and were  impressed with your story-weaving skill.  All storytellers are winners!  With your imagination you create new worlds and communicate ideas.  Keep writing!  It was a very tough decision, but we have a winner.


Eugene M.

Cody-Detroit Institute of Technology

You have won a journal, Barnes & Noble gift card, and three free tickets to Matrix Theatre’s Spring production!  We will contact your school with more details.  CONGRATULATIONS!

Hands-On Folktales would like to give an honorable mention to the runner up, Everett B.  Great story, Everett.  We hope to read more of your work in the future!


Drumroll please…..

Hands-On Folktales proudly presents the winning short story by Eugene M.

Sam loves cotton candy.  She don’t want to leave without her cotton candy.  So, Sam went to the store. She didn’t see her favorite cotton candy there.  In the morning, Daddy and Mama woke up because Sam was having a fit…about cotton candy.

Next week, a Cotton Candy Contest was announced.   Whoever wins the contest receives a prize of one million dollars.

Sam was so excited about the million dollar prize.  She said “I will win this contest!”.

So, when the day of the contest arrived Sam went back to the store and bought three kinds of cotton candy.  She had blueberry, strawberry, and bubble gum.  They started the contest at five but she got there at four.  Perfect timing.

Now that five o’clock came, the contest has started.  Sam mixed all of her cotton candy up and it turned out right.




Thank You!

We are reading through the contest submissions.  Such great stories!  Thanks to all our participants.  We can tell you worked very hard to create these bright characters and fantastic worlds.

Come back this Monday at 2pm to find out who won the first ever

Hands-On Short Story contest!

The grand prize is a three part story experience.  The winner will receive a moleskin journal, a gift certificate to Barnes & Noble, and three tickets to Matrix Theatre Co.’s spring production. The entire world will be able to read the winning tale, which will be published on our website.

We’ve got lots of reading to do.

Thank you all for sharing your stories.