The Mix ‘n’ Match Mini Writing Challenge (take 2) – week 6

We’re almost at the end of Susanna Leonard Hill’s 7-week writing challenge. This week’s brief was to choose two characters and an emotion. Here’s my entry: The Chosen One(106 words.Emotion: Jealousy) Rosie felt green with envy.How would anyone choose her when she was stood next to Dylan?In-demand Dylan with his sturdy legs, strong torso and […]

The Mix ‘n’ Match Mini Writing Challenge (Take 2) – Week 5

For week five of the Mix ‘n’ Match Mini Writing Challenge, I chose the concept ‘Numbers/Counting’ and paired it with the setting of ‘Circus’: Circus Countdown  (150 words / Concept: Numbers / Setting: Circus)  TEN tight-rope walkers strutting down the line,   One wobbles over, then there were… nine.   NINE strong ladies, heaving up […]

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 […]