Congratulations to Leighton McCrimmon, a seventeen-year-old senior at Oxford High School who is on a spooky winning streak. For the past six years, McCrimmon has placed in Anniston Star’s Annual Ghostwriters Story Contest. (One year, McCrimmon ” got busy and forgot to enter.”) This year, McCrimmon was awarded honorable mention for his story, “Pretend.”
Some of McCrimmon’s spooky stories are based of real-life experiences, like “3:27 AM” which is about a boy who wakes up a 3:27 AM every night and is taken away by a feral beast. This short story was inspired by when one night McCrimmon woke up at 3:27 AM, as his clock said, and as he tried to go back to sleep he could move.
His teachers have encouraged him into to entering contest and continue to write. According to the Anniston Star, After he finishes high school McCrimmon plans to go to Gadsden State Community College, then transfer to the Savannah College of Art and Design to study writing and illustration and design.
You can read others of McCrimmon’s stories by following these links:
*We reached out to McCrimmon’s school for an interview with him, but did not receive a response.