[CREATIVE WRITING EXERCISE] Your character’s Scopes Monkey Trial

On July 21, 1925, a jury in Dayton, Tenn., convicted school teacher John Scopes because he taught evolution to students. He was fined $100 for doing his job and standing up against ignorance.

Your mission: Share a story, at least 250 words, about a moment in your character’s history that feels a bit like that trial, in which they’re a champion of personal belief in the face of oppression and intolerance.

Send your stories to jointhesaga@gmail.com. I’ll post them here on the site as time allows.

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Wes Platt

Lead storyteller. Game designer and journalist. Recovering Floridian.

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