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Short Story Writing Challenge

Short Story Writing Challenge is now CLOSED

Open to children of Primary School age, the story should be less than 250 words.

Congratulations to Sachin from Warren Road Primary School
Sachin wins the Prize below for his School, here’s the winning entry.


Tick, tock. Tick, tock. The menacing sound of the clock tower echoed through the dozing city as the machine started. Soon, the cogs were whirring and the mechanics twisting. The eye opened and instantly kaleidoscopes of colour injected the perfect inkiness of the night sky…..
Somewhere else hidden amongst the murky depths of the nocturnal blanket were seven wild mares, nostrils steaming as protuberant crimson eyes bulged like blood moons. Ears as ebony as polished black buttons; ears billowing and flapping like flags streaming in the wind.
The girl had known it wouldn’t have been a smart move to walk- identification would have been worse than the harsh bite of the snapping horses.

The only form of light was the dim streetlights and the glowing light of the lantern the young lass was holding. The idea of being recognised was pretty bleak; the moon wasn’t even that bright.
Tick, tock. Tick, tock. The clock tower had marked that yet another hour was gone- just four more until the sunrise light would reveal her. Four more until the people of the town awoke.

The rumbling of the cloud- hungry thunder lined the ash trail of the heavens. The girl knew that obscured by the fake alias of an innocent milk girl would do the trick to disguise. Nobody would suspect that an innocuous young milk girl would be the centre of a pursuit. The manor was now lit up- lit up with a warm glow that seemed to indicate something foreboding……


Well done Sachin, great writing and thank you all the other young folks that took the time to write, we enjoyed reading every word.  Sachin. please ask one of your teachers to contact us learnradiolive@gmail.com and we’ll arrange a time for our special live show for your School.


The winner will be judged to be the most innovative and creative piece of writing using one of the picture prompts below for inspiration. You can take the story in any direction you would like but do try to grab the reader’s attention with your use of language and imagery.

The prize is a Live Virtual Interactive LearnRadio.Net Show for your School
to the value of £240 incl. vat.  There is no cash alternative for the prize.
Entries must be received below by 6.00pm on Thursday 16th July 2020.

This prize is sponsored by the kind folks at Wonde, who make logging into educational APPS fun with emojis and magic badges.

Creative Writing Competition
The Prompt:

6 thoughts on “Short Story Writing Challenge”

  1. Sachin says:

    Thanks guys- really am happy- thanks =D

  2. Bethany (10) says:

    WELL DONE SACHIN! Well done to everyone else who took part as well! 🙂

  3. Sachin says:

    Thank you 🙂 Most kind of you I liked your post as well!

    1. Bethany (10) says:

      Thanks, Sachin! You’re a brilliant writer! 🙂

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