This term the 6th form school ran a Creative Writing Competition, which was open to all 6th form students in Yr 12 & 13. Students were asked to submit a short story of no more than 1000 words, based on the short story titles of either ‘Pieces of time’ or ‘A change of heart’.
The submitted entries were read by a panel of judges, and, after much deliberation, were whittled down to three stand-out entrants. The judges all agreed that the quality of the pieces entered was amazing, and they would like to thank all of those students were provided such entertaining and gripping short stories.
Many thanks also to the Head of 6th form, Mr Winter, who awarded the winning entrants with their well-deserved prizes.
1st Place – Caitlin Taylor (12EJY) – ‘Pieces of Time’ – £50 PRIZE
Caitlin’s story is a mesmerising foray into the mind of a complex character with a dark past. The judges commented on her fluid use of sophisticated vocabulary and her absorbing descriptions of ominous characters.
Read Caitlin’s story: Pieces of Time Caitlin Taylor (pdf)
2nd place – Cade Strathern (13CWO) – Pieces of Time – £25 PRIZE
Cade’s entry brought a fictional setting to life: a town named Crowsville. This story is woven in mystery, and the 1st person narrative engages the reader from the beginning. A beautifully crafted short story.
Read Cade’s story: Pieces of Time Cade Strathern (pdf)
Highly Commended – Chloe MacGregor (12CWO) – ‘A change of heart’ – £15 PRIZE
Judges commented on the complex and intriguing narrative of Chloe’s piece, which involves a final, clever twist, and also how the paragraph structure was skilfully manipulated to build tension throughout.
Read Chloe’s story: Change of Heart Chloe MacGregor (pdf)