Little Elf – Holiday Contest entry

Here’s my entry to Susanna Leonard Hill’s Holiday Contest 2020. Last year I was lucky enough to come fourth overall – fingers crossed the judges like this year’s effort! Little Elf (244 words) Early in December, Little Elf received a scroll, Your application’s been approved.  Report to the North Pole! “I got the job!” squeaked […]

Is it Time? – Halloweensie entry

I have been eagerly awaiting this year’s Halloweensie contest after receiving an honourable mention for my entry in 2019. This year’s brief was to write a 100 word halloween story that includes the words skeleton, mask and creep (or variations of). Here is my attempt: Is it Time? (87 words) Ben secured his mask in […]

The Mix ‘n’ Match Mini Writing Challenge – Week 6

It’s the penultimate week of Susanna Leonard Hill’s Mini Writing Challenge. I’ve started to really look forward to getting the Monday morning brief and this week it focusses on a child’s behaviour and choices around food. I selected the simile ‘like a bird’ and the position ‘in my treehouse’, here’s what I came up with: […]

The Mix ‘n’ Match Mini Writing Challenge – Week 5

It’s week five of the Mix ‘n’ Match Mini Writing Challenge and this week Susanna has set the challenge of writing a ‘how to’ story using a choice of actions and characters. I’m really enjoying seeing what the prompts inspire each week. Here is the mini story I came up with – I chose ‘scare’ […]

The Mix ‘n’ Match Mini Writing Challenge – Week 3

Here’s my entry to this week’s Mix ‘n’ Match Mini Writing Challenge taking place on Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog. This week’s prompt was an illustration of a puppy and a bird, along with a list of character names and plot points. I chose ‘get in an argument’ as the plot point. Who’s the Favourite? (102 […]