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WINNER, CONNOR RESTAN – MY WILD WEST BACK GARDEN

The saloon bar doors burst open and there he stood. Two foot tall and reeking of sour milk. It was Will, Will the kid, my arch enemy. We were in the Wild West, my back garden. My enemy? My little brother. He stood there stinky nappy, wellies on and ready to make my playtime HELL! [...]

JOINT SECOND PLACE, MILES HOLLAND – TEA POT TREE ISLAND

My travel agent booked me on a special offer to Tea Pot Tree Island. In the brochure it looked extraordinarily interesting. When I arrived everything seemed a little bit bonkers.Suddenly in front of me there were hundreds of jazzy walking teapots, dancing in all different directions. Amazingly, a bright pink spotty teapot lady whisked me [...]

JOINT SECOND PLACE, SAM HUGHES – JUNGLE CHASE

Once upon a time there was a monkey called Crashbangwallop. He was called Crashbangwallop because every time he tried to climb a tree, he fell out and went ‘crash bang wallop’! One day Crashbangwallop went on holiday to the Congo in Africa. The first thing he saw was a big gorilla, who chased him all [...]

RUNNER UP, MOLLY MACLEOD – THE MOUNTAIN PANTHER

A large black cat padded around a dismal cage. A clattering noise roused him from his trance and a pitiful slab of meat was thrown in. Then the young gamekeeper walked away. Immersed in his thoughts, the gamekeeper had left the cage gates ajar. The panther did not react immediately, but carried on his normal [...]

RUNNER UP, TIA FINCH – THE SWEETEST FALL

One sunny morning Tia and Roxy went out in the garden to pick some flowers for their mum. As they skipped hand in hand down to the bottom of the garden, everything went black. “ahhhhhhhhhh” Tia and Roxy screamed as they fell further and further into a deep, dark hole. They were blinded by the [...]

RUNNER UP, ELIJAH SMART – A BRAVE KNIGHT

  Once there lived a brave knight. He lived in a splendid castle. His name was Sir Thomas. One day he decided to go on a journey to Paris. He had a horse called Toby. Toby was pretty excited about this. “Giddy up” shouted Sir Thomas. Then they rode off into the sunset. As they [...]

RUNNER UP, NATHAN BRYAN – MY FANTASTIC JOURNEY

My name is Rameses and with my friend Tutankhamun and one day set off on a fantastic journey to get some medicine for our friend Hari who was very sick. We went to Siwa and found that this special medicine was inside a giant pyramid and was guarded by a mummy. The mummy chased us [...]

RUNNER UP, SOPHIE KELLY – THE MYSTERIOUS CARAVAN

Last summer I went on holiday to France with my mum and dad and my sisters. The entertainment on the ferry to get there was brilliant there were comfy rooms and a magic show at night that was great; I would give it 5 stars! When we arrived at our campsite I looked around in [...]

THE RESULTS ARE IN FOR OUR YOUNG STORY WRITER COMPETITION 2013

After two months, hundreds of entries and lots of fantastic short stories, the time has finally arrived to announce the winners of our Young Story Writer competition! Ourselves and our judge, renowned children’s author, Jeremy Strong, had a hard decision to make but we have finally chosen the winners… first to be announced are the [...]

Young Story Writer entry, “My Fantastic Journey” by Finley Blackburn, age 8

A knight and a princess, a giant and a witch. Today’s entry of the day is fairytale themed, check it out – Once upon a time there was a young boy. He wasn’t just any boy, he was a hero. He was a knight called Jake. Every morning he went to see Princess Libby. One [...]