Writers' Police Academy Short Story Contest and a Police Pursuit

It’s almost here! Yes, the Writers’ Police Academy short story contest opens in just a few days. So sharpen your pencils and your imaginations. This one’s going to be fun.

Each story must have a great opening, a fantastic middle, and a truly twisted Jeffery Deaver-style ending. Now for our own twist. You must tell your story in exactly 200 words, including the title. Signatures, author names, etc. may not be included in the word count.

Contest details will soon appear on this site and on the Writers’ Police Academy website, so please check back often.

The winner of the contest will receive the prestigious Golden Donut Award sponsored by The High Point North Carolina Public Library and The Graveyard Shift.

* Registrations are still available for the Writers’ Police Academy. More exciting plans for the academy are currently underway!

By the way, the photo above is a clue.

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Of course, the fact that you’re reading about the contest means everyone made it home safely this week. Sure, there were plenty of bumps and bruises along the way, but families remained whole. And that’s what it’s all about.

Now, let’s end the week with a video of a pursuit in L.A. I know, police pursuits are a dime a dozen in L.A., but it’s the end of this one that’s of interest. The suspect does not give up, even to a couple dozen police officers who have a pretty difficult time extricating him from his car. This all started when the driver entered a police station, made a threat, and then ran out. And you think your day at the office was rough…

 

  1. Dave Swords
    Dave Swords says:

    In the video – first they break out all the windows, THEN they spray the guy. Seems like it would have worked better the other way around.