Will this year’s winning story be about a crooked government official who approves a dangerous bridge serving Rossmoor residents in exchange for a bribe? Or about the challenge of a big match to a Rossmoor youth on one of our parks’ soccer fields? Or perhaps about a soldier serving his country far from home and dreaming back to his days in Rossmoor? Or maybe even a thriller with a nod to The DaVinci Code, outlining the meaning behind Rossmoor’s quirks?
It’s time to dust off your typewriters, dig into your imagination, clear a space in your favorite writing corner, and put your stories to paper. The contest is open to any Rossmoor resident with a yarn to spin and a tale begging to be told. Don’t think you have to be a professional writer to enter — simply let your imagination lose and see where it takes you.
Topic Requirements: Entries should have a Rossmoor theme of some type: either placed in Rossmoor or about characters who came from Rossmoor.
The winner of the contest will receive a $200 VISA gift card from this year’s sponsor, Write Away U. And all writers will have their stories published on the RHA website. The runner-up will win a $100 gift certificate, and the author of the third-place story will get a $50 gift certificate — both gift certificates from a local eatery. Even if you don’t win, it’s bound to be challenging and fun, and all entrants will be invited to a RHA-sponsored picnic in the park sometime this summer.
Directions: Entries can be no longer than 1,000 words. The deadline is July 1. Send your stories either by email to email@example.com or by regular mail to: RHA Fiction Writing Contest, ℅ Rossmoor Homeowners Association, P.O. Box 5058, Rossmoor, CA 90721-5058 . If you have questions about the contest, send them to Cathy Larson at the above email address.
This year’s contest is sponsored by Write Away U!