Team Green and the Spring Show – Spring Fling Entry

Team Green and the Spring Show  (150 words) The stage was set for the pond’s Spring Show.   The Pondlife were gathered, ready to go.  Team Green were warmed up for the Frog Karaoke  When suddenly Charlie’s voice went all UN-croaky.  “How could this happen?” he said with a squeak.  “I’ve gargled with tree sap for […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

back with a new blog focus

Hello readers! I’ve decided to bring this blog back to life as a platform to promote and showcase my new passion: writing children’s picture books! In the summer of 2018, after being inspired by the many wonderful stories that I’d been reading to my two girls, I sat down and wrote a rhyming picture book. […]