Shelly and the Path of Peril – Valentiny entry

It was Valentine’s Day and Shelly had woken up super early.   She was off to deliver a secret message to Saul, the special snail in her life.  “I’m so excited!” she squeaked.  But there was a problem.   To get to Saul, Shelly had to cross the dreaded PATH OF PERIL.   Many a snail had tried […]

Too Chicken – Valentiny entry

Hartley’s Farm was strewn with streamers and brimming with balloons.  “It’s Valentine’s Day,” said Rooster. “The day to tell someone special that you care.”  “There is someone special,” replied Chicken. “But I’d never be brave enough to tell them.”  “Why not?” asked Rooster.  “I’m too… well, chicken,” sighed Chicken. “I wish I had some of […]

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’ […]