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Welcome to Cop-A-Squat’s First Writing Contest!

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There is a need for stories with strong morals; morality has been on life support for years.

Our goal is to give the reading public a fresh dose of stories devoid of the normal fare of drugs, sex, and violence. There are other ways to tell stories. And we know there are those who share our sentiments. Storytellers come forward – write a story that will sweep the world.

1st place winner: $100.00 Amazon Gift Card

2nd place winner: $50.00 Amazon Gift Card

3rd place winner $25.00 Amazon Gift Card

Contest: Begins February 4, 2013. Ends: February 22, 2013.

Winners will be announced on February 25, 2013, by posting their stories and a link to their website.

Please Post All Story Entries Under This Post Comment Section or E-mail: paulworthingtonjr@gmail.com


First Writing Contest!



 1.   We encourage you to copyright your story. It only takes about an hour and costs $35.00 to copyright several stories.

 2.   Your story must be 300 words or less, minus the title of course. Anything more will be disqualified and deleted.

 3.   Feel free to comment on others’ stories. Give constructive criticism. We are here to encourage each other.

 4.   No sex scenes, nor rude, crude sexual jokes.

 5.   Keep cursing to a minimum. Make it as PG-13 as you can.

 6.   And of course…

Have fun and DO YOUR BEST!


 By the way, this post is 234 words!

Can You Place an Age Limit on Morality?

If we are truly what we eat, then we are exactly what we consume mentally.

Junk food can and does wreck our bodies. But movies and television shows filled with senseless violence or warped messages destroy our minds.

Many parents have taken a stand, refusing to let their young children watch the likes of a  RATED R movie because most of these films lack any real morals.

Bravo! One giant step for parents and one small step the children.

What? Wait – why is it only a small step for children?

Think about it…

Parents (some, not all) don’t let their children watch movies with moral decline – a good aim.  But these same parents have little to no concern watching those movies while their children are only an earshot away in the next room or upstairs.

These youngsters who aren’t permitted to sit and watch useless entertainment many times are subjected to it audibly.

I know, I know. Parents should have and do have the right to watch whatever they want. While true, consider this. You confuse your child when you say, “You’re too young to watch those kinds of movies. Only mommy and daddy are allowed to see these types of movies.”

For a child, that kind of logic is confusing.

The fact of the matter is this:

You can’t place an age limit on morality.

Yes, there are many things that should be left out of the reach of small children. Movies are just one of many that have, of late, got under my skin.

Please don’t take this the wrong way. I’m a parent also struggling to find that ever moving line of decency etched in the sand. One only has to look at the latest fare in movies and see there’s a need to closely examine what we let entertain us and unwilling let poison our children as well as ourselves.

We can make a change. For our GOOD FRIDAY, watch a movie with a child or take your child to one – something that will not only entertain them but will inspire them to new heights. Or check out RandomFilmBuff for good suggestions. On Friday, come back and tell us your experience. And as always, keep your head up.