Vote in The Other Normals Contest!

Peregrine “Perry” Eckert did NOT want to go to summer camp. He’d have much rather spent his summer playing Creatures and Caverns, an epic role-playing game, than learning how to canoe and making friends ship bracelets. But his parents thought time at camp would turn Perry into a man.

Little did they know that Perry would stumble into the World of Other Normals, a world that suspiciously parallels the one he created in his Creatures and Caverns games. Perry’s new friends need him to prevent mass violence and save their princess. Suddenly, Perry is the hero . . . and it turns out his nerdy childhood has prepared him to save the day.

Inspired by Perry’s heroism in Ned Vizzini’s new novel, The Other Normals, we challenged you to write a story about an apparent weakness that ends up working to someone’s advantage. You wrote, and now it’s time to vote! Check out the contest entries below, and show your favorite some love!

Voting will run until Friday, October 19 at 5:00 p.m. ET. The top ten most-hearted finalists will be sent to Ned Vizzini for judging!

One grand-prize winner will receive a signed copy of The Other Normals, a copy of It’s Kind of a Funny Story (also by Ned), and a DVD of the film version of It’s Kind of a Funny Story (starring Zak Galifianakis).

Two runners-up will each receive a copy of The Other Normals.

 

Contest Entries

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    My Fear is my Ally

    When you're about to battle fear, it's scary. Especially when your fear is something frightening, like vampires. Me? Well, if you w…

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  • Fear is my ally
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    Fear is My Ally

    This is my entry for the Normal Contest, I hope to reach 100 or 200 hearts so please heart this! My character is in training and i…

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    Whittling Jack

    **WINNER OF THE NORMAL CONTEST!!!**Jack Maxwell’s a thirteen year old with a weakness. He has a dorky obsession with whittling wood. …

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    The Anihilators

    the stories of monsters have been told throughout history, now with the modern era a new breed of monsters have come. this is the stor…

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  • Metal horns
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    Star This!

    Caitlin's weakness just might turn out to be her strength.

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  • Warmhandscover
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    Warm Hands, Warmer Heart

    Can a man with a burning hot body become a hero in the coldest place on Earth? Bizarre medical science meets Antarctica in this heartw…

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    Embrace Imperfections

    "Embrace your imperfections’ Has he not suffered through high school? It’s impossible!"

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    Blinding Bliss

    A unique untold story of a diffrent way of loving. Not with the eyes but with the earth through listening, aroma, texture, and tastes …

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    CRACK

    The greatest game ever played...to me anyway. (This is american football btw) This is for the other normals short story contest. Hope…

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    The Sasquatch Girl

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    Lachanophobia

    There's something in the vegetables! A short story on how Elyse didn't like vegetables, and how that benefited her the day aliens tri…

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    Nunie

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