The Sedalia Senior Center is hosting a creative writing contest. The deadline to enter is 2 p.m. Oct. 12. One category is a personal essay with the topics “Clowns make me...” or “Why it would be best to count your chickens before they hatch.” Other categories are favorite childhood food or best friend, letter to the editor, fiction short story using four or more of the following words (bodice, apple pie, hip-hop, derby hat, absurd and flounced), children’s short story, flash fiction of 100 words or less, short story with choice of genre, rhymed or unrhymed poems, haiku and limerick.
The Mayor’s Award, in honor of past Mayor Bob Wasson, can be rhymed or unrhymed poetry or a short story co-authored by two or more people. All authors’ names must be attached to the cover page.
For more information about rules and guidelines, call the Sedalia Senior Center at 826-0713.