Have A Mini Story to Tell? Welcome to Mini Beats.

We all have stories to tell. Some may flow into an article of 1,000 words, while others can be beautifully portrayed in a mini paragraph.

Now with the Beat’s brand new column, Mini Beats, those tiny stories have a place to shine.

Modeled after the Tiny Love Stories of The New York Times, where readers submit a story in 100 words or less about anything from finding love in a waterbed store to dinosaur drawings, while Mini Beats’ focus isn’t love stories, the message remains the same — write about something special to you.

As a column exclusive to Beacon students, we want to hear your stories at Beacon and beyond. So, a new prompt will be announced for submissions on the first day of each month. 

Our prompt for November is:

In 100 words or less, tell us a story from your own life about a time you gained an appreciation for something.  

You can submit your story through this Google Form and include a picture that matches your experience. Submissions close on November 30th. 

A week later, five stories will be published in our first Mini Beat article for the year. 

We cannot wait to read what you have in store.