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 […]

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, […]

shelly & saul – Valentiny

This Valentine’s Day, Susanna Hill once again ran her Valentiny contest. The brief was to write a Valentine’s story for children in 214 words or under, with the theme of ‘curiousity’. I had such fun writing my rhyming entry, and I was thrilled to receive an honourable mention for it: ‘we liked it but it […]

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 […]