Last week, I gave you some titles in the hope that it would spark off lots of ideas. It certainly did! You sent in some wonderful true-stories, poems and prose. A huge thank you to all of you who had a go. They’re all published below. Please take a look. Each one is fantastic.
My new weekly challenge is for you to send me a story in diary form. It can be funny, sad, poignant – it’s up to you. Here’s one I’ve written to illustrate – as you’ll see, it’s written through the eyes of a child:
Diary of Ellie Carter, aged 6 ¾
Monday 10th May
I hate Phoebe Spencer-Rowbotham. She talks like the Queen and she thinks she’s the best at everything. But she isn’t. And she smells, too.
Tuesday 11th May
I really hate Phoebe Spencer-Rowbotham. I had to sit next to her on the carpet for stories and she kept poking me. It really hurt. I didn’t want to squeal but Phoebe made me. Then Miss Cook told me off. It’s not fair.
Wednesday 12th May
Phoebe Spencer-Rowbotham is horrid. She told Miss Cook that I poked my tongue out at her when Miss Cook was looking the other way. I didn’t. But I poked it out at Phoebe. And I’m going to do it again tomorrow.
Thursday 13th May
Phoebe Spencer-Rowbotham is a big pile of poo. She’s been telling everyone about her birthday party. She’s going up to London and they’re going to go everywhere and see everything. I’ve never been to London. It’s not fair.
Friday 14th May
I really like Phoebe Spencer-Rowbotham. She gave me an invitation to her birthday party today.
Now here’s all your wonderful entries into my weekly challenge:
Keith Channing sent in this fascinating true story:
Jacky Tustain chose the same title as Jasdeep and wrote a strong, emotive piece: