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 […]

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 […]

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 […]