Ridge Report Writing and Photography Contest

This year, you can submit a short story, poetry piece, and/or photography connecting to one of three possible themes. Your options are "Hush", "Bang", and "Click". Be as creative as you want!

Entries will be accepted starting Monday May 1st 2017

The deadline for entering is Friday May 20th 2017

First place winners in each category (short story, photography, and poetry) will have their entry published on the Ridge Report website and will be awarded a prize.

Click on each category to submit and know about the rules and requirements.

Short Story

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Warmth (Poem By: Alessia Collia)


I wrap myself up and try to hide.
To hide, to protect, to keep, what's inside.
I go out in armour but without sword.
Akin to a dragon, I'll smoke and I'll hoard. 

I leave from my stronghold, charge into the spray.
Hoping my treasure, with me shall stay.
The blades as sharp as any dagger, arrow or mace.
Cutting and stinging as they swing by my face.

My eyes are downcast, though there is little sun. 
It seems that the battle is already won.
For now I can see through the horrible white. 
How can I just give in, give up the fight?

I try to find strength, to complete my task.
But now I can see it is too much to ask. 
Defeated, I give up and trudge back inside. 
Trying to regain what I could not hide.  

By: Alessia Collia 

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