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WP Central's Blog – October 2011 Archive (76)

Voting time

Hope everyone that was off last week had a good holiday. The stories and poems are being proof read at the moment so I should be able to get the books under way soon. It is now a very important time for Write Path though - time to vote for your favourite writers and poets! Please do make sure that at the very least you vote but you can of course also get as many of your students to vote as possible (please remind them that any votes for their own school will be discounted!).…

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Added by WP Central on October 31, 2011 at 13:55 — No Comments

21/10/2011 Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore

I don't care what they say, it's not my fault.

I know I was there and I know how it looks to the outside world, but I'll say it again, it's not my fault.

So, it isn't fair that I'm sitting here in this dark room, with these people (at…

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Added by WP Central on October 21, 2011 at 6:30 — 9 Comments

21/10/2011 Cathy Cassidy

Kazia Moon is the coolest girl in Year Nine. She has honey-blonde hair and creamy skin and a way of tweaking her school uniform so it looks like something off the Paris catwalk. The teachers think she’s smart and sweet; the boys think she’s hot; the girls... well, most of them just wish they could be like her.

Kazia Moon is…

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Added by WP Central on October 21, 2011 at 6:30 — 11 Comments

21/10/2011 John O'Brien 2

Little Felipe’s pass from midfield was weighted perfectly.  The old leather football bumped across the ground kicking up dust and arrived, miraculously, right at Juan’s feet.  Juan nudged the ball with his right foot and pushed off with his left, darting sideways.  The manoeuvre took Carlos – who was two years older than Juan and by popular opinion by far the best footballer in the school – completely by…

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Added by WP Central on October 21, 2011 at 6:30 — 9 Comments

21/10/2011 Tommy Donbavand

The river was in the way – it was the only escape route I had to get away from the vampires. So the question was – did I jump in or not?

Added by WP Central on October 21, 2011 at 6:30 — 9 Comments

21/10/2011 John O'Brien

Cogs, wheels, brass rods and levers.  They rose from the umpteenth line drawing that he had drawn that morning and appeared, fully formed in his mind’s eye: moving, connected, intelligent... and beautiful.  An engine.  An engine of stunning complexity.  No ordinary engine. This engine did not pump water from the mine or drive the locomotive along the tracks or power the Jenny’s and Frames in the satanic mills.  This… Continue

Added by WP Central on October 21, 2011 at 6:30 — 9 Comments

21/10/2011 Cliff McNish

Chestnut, with white-enamelled hooves, and fully eight feet tall: a centaur was galloping through the forest. His name was Valis, and in this part of the world of Aramanth he was a scholar and a leader. Alone and afraid, his powerful equine flanks shone, his close-curled auburn chest hair sticky with the journey’s sweat. Was he really going to do this? The instructions for his task had come from the highest…

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Added by WP Central on October 21, 2011 at 6:30 — 9 Comments

Nearly there

Feeling a little sad tonight - only Grown Ups day tomorrow then Write Path over for another year ;0( . Mind you what a fantastic event it has been this year - yes ok have had some stressful moments (always do!) but it has been so rewarding they fade in my memory. Sometimes I think Write Path is a little like giving birth......you forget the pain afterwards and only remember the joy LOL! Standard of writing from the students has been top notch, and you can feel their enjoyment in every word.…

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20/10/2011 Sorrel Anderson http://www.sorrelanderson.com/

On my first birthday a speeding car crashed through the wall of our house and crashed back out again, narrowly missing the cot where I lay sleeping. Or so I am told.

 On my third birthday a bolt of lightning struck the roof of our house and the telly exploded, narrowly missing the rug where I sat playing. I have no…

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Added by WP Central on October 19, 2011 at 22:30 — 5 Comments

20/10/2011 Julia Jarman http://www.juliajarman.com/

I found it in the cupboard under the stairs, in the dark, at the back. I’d volunteered to tidy the cupboard – anything to put off doing my homework – and there it was in the dust. Torn and crumpled. If I hadn’t shone the torch at that exact spot I wouldn’t have noticed it, Wouldn’t have known what I know now.

But would I have…

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Added by WP Central on October 19, 2011 at 22:30 — 5 Comments

20/10/2011 Andy Newbound http://www.doublecluck.com/authors/andrew-newbound

It’s not something anyone would expect to lose; ever! So how could Jacob have been prepared for the day when his vanished?

And is vanished the most appropriate word? Had Jacob been his careless self, and simply misplaced it? Or had someone, or perhaps worse still, some thing waited until he’d slept and then STOLEN…

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Added by WP Central on October 19, 2011 at 22:30 — 4 Comments

20/10/2011 Penny Dolan http://www.pennydolan.com/

I needed some kind of holiday job, so I decided to try the old shop, just in case. Maybe the owner would be old too, and wouldn’t notice I was a bit too young to be asking.

 The shop-front didn’t look promising. Trays of broken junk lay at the entrance, and bundles of tattered magazines, all tied with string, held the door…

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Added by WP Central on October 19, 2011 at 22:30 — 6 Comments

20/10/2011 Mark Robson http://www.markrobsonauthor.com/

“Come on you slugs!  Faster!  The Pharaoh is due to visit any day now.  Keep it moving!”

   We gave an extra heave as the crack of the overseer’s whip sounded loud in our ears.  I was exhausted; my lips cracked and bleeding, and my skin burning under the relentless sun.  My tongue felt swollen in my mouth.  Every muscle in my body ached, but that was not the worst of it.  No.  The killer was the dust: the…

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20/10/2011 Alan Gibbons http://www.alangibbons.com/

A hard day's night



Everybody was excited about the trip to Spain. We hadn't seen my older sister Beth for a month. She was working on the Costa Del Sol for the summer before starting university. The mystery started the moment we arrived at Malaga Airport. Beth wasn't there to meet us. Worse still, when we got to…
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Added by WP Central on October 19, 2011 at 22:30 — 4 Comments

19/10/2011 Joe Craig http://www.joecraig.co.uk/

“How do I get here?”

The voice startled me. I’ve had trouble hearing for the last few years, so maybe the boy had already asked me once and I hadn’t noticed. I looked round to make sure he was talking to me. Of course he was. Everybody else had hurried out of the station while I had to take stairs more…

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Added by WP Central on October 19, 2011 at 0:00 — 6 Comments

19/10/2011 Di Toft

Everyone agreed that whatever had crashed into Atlantic had been huge.

‘So, it wasn’t a car then?’ asked Ravi, stuffing a Jaffa cake into his mouth.

‘Nope,’ said Blake excitedly, ‘Look!’…

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19/10/2011 Ursula Hurley http://tinyurl.com/6k6a3wa

Tea was over. No-one spoke. They were enjoying the satisfied silence that follows a really delicious meal. Grandpa shifted, brushing crumbs from his waistcoat. Emma licked jam from her fingers. Paul looked thoughtfully out of the window. The orange street light flickered as bare branches waved in front of it. Dead leaves tapped on the window. The clock struck six.…



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Added by WP Central on October 19, 2011 at 0:00 — 6 Comments

19/10/2011 Cathy Cassidy http://www.cathycassidy.com/

Kazia Moon is the coolest girl in Year Nine. She has honey-blonde hair and creamy skin and a way of tweaking her school uniform so it looks like something off the Paris catwalk. The teachers think she’s smart and sweet; the boys think she’s hot; the girls... well, most of them just wish they could be like her. 

Kazia Moon is high…

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Added by WP Central on October 19, 2011 at 0:00 — 5 Comments

19/10/2011 Helen Orme http://www.nibweb.co.uk/helenorme.htm

Lillith glared round the room. She ran to the half open door and slammed it back against the wall.

It crashed against the wall and bounced back again but before anyone could do anything she was out and tugging on the heavy front door.…

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19/10/2011 Alan Gibbons http://www.alangibbons.com/

He called my mobile on the hour, every hour. He rang. I picked up. He waited for a moment then hung up. All I heard was a man's shallow breathing then one word: 'Soon.' It had been going on for a week. He rang during the day. He rang during the night. I couldn't sleep. I couldn't think. The only respite was when my parents were in the room. Then I would get a text. It was the same word. 'Soon.' Ten minutes ago…

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