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30/09/2014 Dave Cryer http://www.davecryer.co.uk

It was midnight. The room contained three chairs – an armchair, a wooden chair and an office chair with wheels. The carpet was a deep red. The walls were a sickly yellow. There was no other furniture in the room. One door.  No windows. One tractor. One teddy bear. Three letter bricks – A, B and C.

On the floor sat a boy. Eleven years old. Way past his bedtime. He knew that from…

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Well that was intense!

All Year 7's this year due to timetabling issues, but once I got them started they were away. The only down side really was because they needed more input I had no chance to take photos - still, all stories written and uploaded so good luck to St. Benedict's - you'll be awesome :)

Added by Karen King - Oakbank School on September 29, 2014 at 11:20 — No Comments

29/09/2014 Steve Hartley http://www.stevehartley.net

 Amy Warburton sooooooo wanted to win the school’s Most Unusual Pet competition. The trouble was, she didn’t have a pet – usual or unusual. 

There were also some good contenders.

Vicky Jones had a dog with no hair called Shiver.…

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29/09/2014 Jo Cotterill http://www.ilovesweethearts.co.uk

It’s cold today. Isn’t it colder than usual? I don’t know. I get confused these days. I can’t remember when the confusion started, but it was about the time the clocks stopped. Haha – I’m saying ‘about the time’ but it’s hard to know what the time is any more!

                My friend Blue says it’s happened before, way before I was born. I think he’s making it up. He…

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29/09/2014 Sara Grant www.sara-grant.com

I’m having an epically horrific twenty-four hours. The TV news will report my story but only after 10 p.m. when children are asleep. When people hear about my day, they will weep uncontrollably, ask how this could happen, and assign blame so they can believe something like this could never happen to someone like them. They will kiss their loved ones and thank the heavens above that they are not me. …

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29/09/2014 Jane Prowse www.hattorihachi.com

Ronnie was a dog of great intelligence.  He could ‘fetch’, ‘sit’, ‘lie’ and even ‘jump’ to order.  He knew how to persuade his best friend, Sal, to give him food and drink - or to take him for a walk any time he felt like it.  Oh yes, he had his owner, twelve year-old Sal, wrapped around his giant paw.

Sal was only nine when she picked Ronnie out from a litter of tiny pups at the…

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29/09/2014 Alan Gibbons http://www.alangibbons.com

The ability to walk in a straight line is something we take for granted. You know, you swing your legs out of bed, stumble to the bathroom, wash your face. Easy. Only it isn't. Not for everybody. One morning, one of those sunny, birdsong, dawns, I woke up as usual, lowered my feet to the floor and….nothing. There was no strength in my legs. I couldn't force myself to my feet. What the hell was happening to me? There was no pain, no tingling,…

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29/09/2014 William Hussey http://www.williamhussey.co.uk

Jamie had been staying at the hotel for a week when his sister disappeared. 

It was the last day of their holiday, in fact, and the McDare family were all looking forward to getting home. Blasted by the North Sea, the ramshackle inn was so damp and cold that even the spiders sat frozen in their webs. Why on earth mum had booked them into this dusty old dump was beyond Jamie. The…

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Added by WP Central on September 28, 2014 at 12:00 — 7 Comments

Gearing up!

Only two weeks to go! I have some wonderful story and poetry starters, can't wait to see how they are continued ;-) Today is the last day to sign up (although I can usually squeeze a few more in if necessary!) as this weekend I will be preparing the timetable for the event. I will as always try to take into account any time constraints I have been given. Looking forward to working with lots of you again soon........the countdown begins!

Added by WP Central on September 12, 2014 at 13:17 — No Comments

READING FORCES

READING FORCES GO INTO THE NOISY JUNGLE

 

Saturday 7th June was my first Reading Force event.  I confess that I was curious and concerned as to how it would all go.  But all trepidation was instantly swept away by the wave of enthusiastic librarians.  When I arrived, I found Emma and her energetic team busy in the midst of excited preparations.  They were displaying bright bunting over a large party table topped with a deliciously decorated Reading Force iced cake,…

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Added by Kathryn White on July 25, 2014 at 16:04 — No Comments

October Write Path

Hello everyone hope you've had a good week, happy weekend! The book from March Write Path is now with the publishers so hopefully I'll be able to send them out in the next few weeks. You can still order books from last year's event , if you wish to please just send me an email. This October's event will probably run over 3 weeks (if there is sufficient demand) between 29/9 - 17/10 with the 2nd and 9th being poetry days and possibly 3 primary school days on the 3rd, 10th and 17th. Prices are…

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Added by WP Central on May 2, 2014 at 11:30 — 3 Comments

31/3/14 Peter J Murray

Are you thinking what I’m thinking?’ Jake asked with a sly smile on his face.

‘Too true!’ Julie frowned. ‘I always know what’s going on in your head!’

The twins stopped outside the boarded-up old house. The rusted iron gate was slightly open…almost beckoning the two eleven-year-olds to enter in.

‘Do you think they’re true…the rumours and the spooky stories?’

Julie looked even more serious than before. ‘I’m not sure about…

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Added by WP Central on March 28, 2014 at 16:24 — 5 Comments

World Book Day winners

Hello everyone hope you have all had a good weekend. Our first Mini Write Path was a great success, and I have very much enjoyed reading all the stories. The book is being prepared at the moment and we will send you your complementary copy as soon as possible. Highlights for me - having a wonderful video call with participants at the International School of Cape Town, the fact that graphic novel day worked (!), seeing the photos schools uploaded and watching the fab videos prepared for us by…

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Added by WP Central on March 17, 2014 at 14:37 — 4 Comments

Budding Authors at work!

Here are some of our Year 6 class hard at work.

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Added by Bev Edmeades on March 10, 2014 at 14:41 — No Comments

Fantastic stories so far.... we are all set to write the next paragraph. Lets get writing!

Fantastic stories so far.... we are all set to write the next paragraph. Lets get writing!

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Added by Miss Kathryn Honey on March 10, 2014 at 12:08 — No Comments

Good Morning from Hemingford Grey Primary School Year 5

Good morning everyone, we are very excited here this morning to be part of this great project. I have just printed off the first paragraphs ready for the pupils to get started and they are fantastic! Fingers crossed all runs smoothly! Good luck to the following schools and really looking forward to reading how the story develops.

Added by Bev Edmeades on March 10, 2014 at 8:43 — 1 Comment

10/03/2014 Emily Diamand http://doublecluck.com/author/Emily+Diamand

The Trouble with Fairies

The trouble with fairies is they’re so tiny. Tiny bodies, tiny wings, tiny arms, tiny legs.  Tiny heads. You know the saying pea-brain? Well a fairy with a brain the size of a pea would be a fairy genius. If you ask them to add two plus two, they won’t say four, or even five, they’ll say something like “a fox” or “as much cheese as I…

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10/03/2014 Gillian Cross http://www.gillian-cross.co.uk

It snowed in the night. By the time I woke up, the snow was so deep that it came halfway up the windows, filling the house with a strange, eerie light. The fields around were white and smooth, all the way to the dark woods beyond, and the road was completely hidden. We were snowed in.

‘Fantastic!’ said my…

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10/03/2014 Miriam Halahamy http://www.miriamhalahmy.com

If Jon didn’t open his curtains then he could still pretend that it was an ordinary Monday morning, he still had to brush his teeth and then he’d pick up his schoolbag and go downstairs. Just like every morning. Just like normal.

Only this wasn’t the same old Monday morning. This was four weeks into ‘The worst rain this millennium!’ like Dad shouted at Mum over dinner last night,…

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10/03/2014 Chris Bradford http://www.youngsamurai.com

One step. Just one step is all that it will take. As I stand upon the cliff edge, I wonder if I’m prepared for this. I’ve triple-checked everything. But there is still the chance that something will go terribly wrong. The countdown in my head has begun...3...2...1...

Added by WP Central on March 10, 2014 at 8:30 — 4 Comments

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