July 25, 2012

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39clues_130This post is sponsored by People to People Ambassador Program.

Imagine that you’re a member of the Cahill family and you’re suddenly on the hunt for the 39 Clues! Using this story starter, write a 200-word essay.

Story Starter:
You wake up in a hotel room. You look around you. The room is empty. On the mirror is a note written in thick black marker. It says, “The final clue is just around the corner. Be careful!!” You hear a knock on the door. Your heart is thumping in your chest. You look through the peephole. What happens next?

  1. Ozias

    Wow, I think you will be a great OB. It seems like you have a real love for children, filmaies, and people in general. Sad to say that those qualities are rare traits in todays world. I believe not just anyone should be in just any job because you could be in a job that you hate and end up making everyone who comes in contact with you at work miserable. You have the joy and care to be great at your job and effect those you will be working around not only by your knowledge , but by your love for what you do.

  2. psychedteal7

    EXCITED! And I am a Cahill! JANUS-es UNITE! This looks like so much fun! I love writing stories!!!!

  3. pinklizard24

    I am so excited for this contest i am an amazing write and i love a good mystery europe here i come i hope :) wish me luck

  4. Stephany

    I’m an 8th grade language arts teacher and I required all of my students to do this writing essay, but made entering the contest optional and up to them. Many/most of my students had quite a bit of trouble keeping it at 200 words. What happens if they exceed the word count?? Is there a maximum? Also, most wanted to type the essay and I assumed that was fine. I did tell them to paste it onto the given paper to send in. Does that work?

  5. Allison

    can it be more than 200 words? the second i think up something good,i am glued to it. i have to continue the story

  6. b

    wow i love all these coments!!!!!!!
    gosh! imight enter this – if i didn’t have sooooooo much homework. i feel so bad for all the fourth graders out there who really want to do this. so i guess i might be somewhat a good writer. i’ve won sooo many things so i guess this one won’t be a problem either. but goooooooooooood luck to all the other ppl out there going against me!!!!! :) btw i’m super hyper

  7. Gavin

    You know all of us don’t know the answer why would I even compete in this I’m just saying but if you luckey your LUCKY and that my story

  8. Kyfus101

    This sounds very fun. I have always loved to write, although the computer has suited as my best writer rather than paper and pencil. By the way, I have always loved drawing pictures for my stories as well, so I had wondered whether I could do so on this essay. Thank you!

  9. anna



    HI READ THE SERIES YET I SAY BEST BOOK EVER THE HARRY POTTOR SERIES 11111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111 PEOPLE LIKE IT ,,

  11. skyhappy10

    this was a amazing what you wrote you put everthing that it need to be good thought and passion

  12. C

    Where’s the justice in this? I’m 11, I’m gifted, I love the 39 CLues and I’m an expert on the series. But it just so HAPPENS that I live in China. This is SO unfair. I’m the best English writer in our whole school of over 13 hundred!


    my teacher said i am going to be an author when i grow up because i write so many good stories and essays

  14. joeboy

    is this available in the philippines, because i just graduated 6th grade and i was awarded “writer of the year”

  15. Shay

    I’m from canada and i really want to enter this but its for the states only. that not really fair!

  16. Irene

    I’m in eighth grade and writing this story for this contest but 200 words is sooooo short!!! Its super short, and I am a long-story writer:(

  17. Cassie

    I really wish I could join and I dont think u could join if u r in 4 grade even if u r gifted SORRY!

  18. authorblue3

    I am going to the 5th grade this year and my mom said I could do this contest.So I am so excited.I believe in myself and I have been told many,many,many times that I am a good writer. I am positive that
    I am going to win!

  19. Hailey

    yah i luv this place it is just so awesome.And i love to read so mush i least go through books in a week my record was 256 page boook in one day
    that suprised my mom and dad so much what do you people think bout that…

  20. blackcash112

    i hope i win a trip to europe and i hope this happens every year because if it does i will love to join

  21. griffinbeige5

    this is amazing!this was just what I was looking for,a website,just for us writers! :)

  22. Kristin123

    I want to join so bad I’ve always been great at writing so I’m going to try it I’m going into 6th grade so luckily I can join

  23. BlackOUT

    Is the part we write supposed to be in second person too? Or can we write in third or first person?

  24. Sarah

    I am so happy my teacher says that i am one of the best writers in my school here i come Europe

  25. lightningtwirling3

    WOW I’M A GOOD WRITER BUT I’M IN 4TH ……if summer was over I could’ve joined .. (sad face) for a second I was excited…!!!!<3

  26. awesomewriter4

    I LOVE to write!!!! My gifted language teacher says i write like a college student! france, here we come!

  27. Maria

    I’m glad I’m old enough to enter this contest. I love writing, and this is going to be an interesting prompt.

  28. hannah

    does this happen every year? Cause if it does, then I totally want to enter every year.

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