Thursday, 22nd March 2018
YOUNG writers are to become published authors
YOUNG writers are about to become published authors after their work was selected for an anthology of short stories.
In the first year that
Entitled Stranger Sagas, their challenge was to write a story of no more 100 words based on their choice from eight prompts that included: "I unravel the family portrait, if these are my parents, who's that downstairs...?", "The sun was blazing, I took out the map, I must be close..." and "I got off the plane, the terminal was empty...".
The opportunity for 11 to 18-year-olds has now inspired some in Years 8 and 9 at
Student Jack Long said: "I enjoyed inventing my story and I would like to carry on doing it as a hobby."
Owen Thorpe was so enthusiastic he wrote two entries, both of which are being published.
Explaining her plot, Freya Burkenshaw said: "It was about a man in the desert who had to find a lizard that would take him down through history."
In Julian Disney's short story, Earth is an egg which explodes to reveal a giant bird inside.
Literacy coordinator at the academy Melissa Every said: "This is the first year we have entered the Young Writers project and I'm delighted that so many students will get to see their work in print.
"They came up with some amazing and imaginative ideas and worked really hard to write to the 100 word limit, making sure every word counted."