Step right up!

Is there creativity zipping around inside your noggin? Do stories seep from your pores? If so, here's a contest for you!

Here's the deal:

You need to be 14 years old and under. Now, using every song title on "Elephants In My Ears" in any order you want, create a story that is no more than 400 words long. Please have a clear beginning, middle and end.

Stories will be judged on their usage of all song titles, their creativity, length and spelling.

Our panel of judges consists of 59 & 1/2 wild, wacky, slightly literate peanut popping pachyderms. They'll make their selections of the winning stories with great care and candor.

Send your stories, your age and a recent picture of you to: by October 31th, 2008

The 1st place winner will receive Ava and The Mystic Mangos' "Elephants In My Ears" CD along with a 20-page full-color booklet with eye-popping fun artwork inside. The 2nd place winner will receive an Ava and The Mystic Mangos 11 x 17 poster.

Sorry folks: Anyone involved in the production of this album is ineligible to participate.

We look forward to receiving your wonderful stories!