The Summer 2019 Brave Enough To Writeshort story contest asked writers and would-be writers to submit their stories of ten thousand words or less in any genre except erotica. Up for grabs, Two $1,000 top prizes for the best story by an author 17 years old or younger and the best story by an author 18 and over.
Proceeds from the contest benefit nonprofit Brave Enough To Fail Inc. America’s #1 student motivational program which inspires young people with the courage to achieve their dreams by providing free motivational presentations and scholarships to high schools nationwide.
Nearly two hundred authors from across America as well as from Italy and Great Britain answered the challenge.
Hunter Ethan Knox de Carvalho Johnson, a 12-year-old writer who lives in Brookfield, CT. is already a force to be reckoned with.
His short story called Mettle Morphosis entranced the judges enough that it grabbed second place in the 17 and under category. Panel judge Isabel Adams, who previously won the grand prize in this category, called it,
“A delightful and quite funny read that shows the importance of even the smallest things.”
Hunter is currently attending a private school in New Milford, CT. Hunter enjoys nature and is particularly fond of cats.
Hunter is pursuing a literary career. He writes fiction of various genres, including fantasy and realistic fiction. He aspires to not only put his own writing out into the world, but to one day publish other authors’ work through his own publishing company.