Earlier this year I entered the Radio 2 500 Words short story competition. My story got on to the long list but unfortunately did not make it to the final. Here is my story:
Wolves? In England?
It was Rosalind’s 12th birthday. Her parents owned a huge estate and we were all going on a treasure hunt, looking for chocolate wrapped in gold foil. There were eight of us; well, nine if you count Sandy the golden Labrador. It was a warm April day and Lizzie Evens had just found the fifteenth piece of treasure. Read the rest of this entry »
In February I entered the Chris Evans’ Radio 2 500 Words children’s short story competition. A few days ago I had an email to say that I had got through to the second round of judging. Hurray! There were 90,000 entries to the competition and only 3000 got through. I am now waiting to see if I get into the top fifty…
I will put the story up when I know.
Mr Elephant had something to say.
But the person to tell never passed his way.
So… Read the rest of this entry »
This is Chapter 2 of my story Fox Friend which I am publishing on my blog chapter by chapter. Chapter 1 is here.
Chapter 2 Ella’s story
“I was born as the youngest of five. The oldest was called Max (who was at university so we hardly ever saw him), then dear Willow, and then the twins May and Emma, then Julia and finally me. My mum had married twice the first time she had Max but then her husband died of cancer. She married again and with her second husband had all four girls although I was born after they split up. Everything was normal until my fifth birthday when Max got hit by a car. Although he recovered, he was never the same again. I may have told you that I had two cats called Leo and Angel, well it was about this time I got them. Angel later had two kittens called Ginger and Sophie.” Read the rest of this entry »
Recently, I went on a guided walk around part of Tudor London with some of my friends. We started at Chancery Lane and finished near St Paul’s. It was a wet and miserable day but we enjoyed the walk because it was exciting and enthralling.
There weren’t many Tudor buildings in this part of the city because most had been destroyed in the Great Fire of London. The first Tudor building we saw had been turned into a Vodafone store. (I wonder how many wives Henry VIII would have had if he could have texted them when he needed a new one!!!) Read the rest of this entry »
…for winning BBC Sports Personality of the Year. But my favourite was… Read the rest of this entry »
I am writing a story called Fox Friend about a little girl called Lizzie and a talking fox. I am going to post a chapter every month. The picture was drawn by my mum.
Chapter 1 Foxes
“Lizzie, time for tea!” called Ella. “Coming!” shouted Lizzie, as she raced through the garden. “Mum says whoever finishes first gets the…” “The biggest piece of chocolate cake!” shouted Mia and Lilly, the twins. Lilly ran into the house and sat down, closely followed by Mia. “Those two are going to get it”, said Ella. “Who cares anyway”, said Rosie, walking up to her sisters. “It’s just a bit of cake.”
Lizzie took another look at the bushes at the bottom of the garden. “I’m going in”, she told her sisters and walked off. “What has gotten into her? She’s been staring at those bushes ever since school finished”, said Rosie. “I think she’s looking for foxes”, said Ella. “Foxes, why would she look for foxes?” asked Rosie. “Probably because she likes them”, said Ella. “I’m going in.” Rosie followed her sister muttering to herself, “Foxes, why foxes? Who would like foxes?” Read the rest of this entry »