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: […]

after the storm – #50preciouswords

Here is my entry to Vivian Kirkfield’s #50PreciousWords writing contest. The rules are simple: write a story for children in 50 words or under. After the Storm (47 words) WEATHER WARNING! Drops dripping, Storm stewing, Plops plipping, Wind whipping, Lightning lashing, Rain raging, Thunder thrashing, Clouds crashing, Sky scowling, Heavens heaving, Gust growling, Storm slowing, […]

santa’s selfie – holiday contest

This was my second entry into Susanna Hill’s Holiday Contest last December. It was actually a reworked version of quite an old piece. It didn’t place anywhere or receive a mention, but I was proud of it nonetheless! Santa’s Selfie It’s the night before Christmas, the house is all quiet, Mum and Dad are sound […]