The Unruly Six

DRAFT Billy’s spear of broccoli flew between the diners, narrowly missing a harassed waitress balancing three plates along her arm. To be honest, I was amazed he had even ordered any veg. He was the only one in the family who had; his sole sensible choice that...

Choose One Book

This is a short story that I was inspired to write by Ben Harris after his recent #booksnearbedtime chat on Twitter. He had a question that was devilishly cruel and asked us which book we would choose if we had to give all of our books away but were allowed to choose...

Mr Dinner and the Seagull Restaurant

Written with help from a younger writer… Once Mr Dinner went to a restaurant but next to him was a large seagull. Mr Dinner got very angry because he hates seagulls so he drank his drink to try and calm down. But it didn’t work, then he threw the can at...

Mr Dinner and the Lottery Win

As you may or may not know, Mr Dinner is not your usual purple bear, and therefore you may not be surprised to find out that he regularly brought a lottery ticket… One day his numbers were called up. Mr Dinner was now a millionaire with a million pounds to his name....

Murky Mudlarking

This story opening was written in response to an ongoing Writing Challenge set for my Year 6 writing group, inspired by Philip Pullman’s Little Red Riding Hood and The Girl in Red by Roberto Innocenti..    Murky Mudlarking Becky and Stan met in their usual...