More creative writing success for Clayesmore’s pupils

Creative writing

Friday 30th November saw an audience of friends, relatives and local dignitaries gather at the Parish Rooms, Blandford Forum to listen to the shortlisted stories in Blandford Rotary’s 2018 Short Story Competition.

Clayesmore had three shortlisted entries in the under-18 category: Evie, Georgie and Millie. Evie and Georgie read their stories aloud using wonderful expression. Millie was unable to attend but her story was read by a proxy. All three chose a dystopian theme. Georgie’s story ‘How we Changed the World’  imagines a world without light. Millie’s story ‘Written on my Palm’ is set in a realm where all are tracked by The Eye. Evie’s story ‘Channel Hopping’ is set in a world where the ruling power generates tragedy in order to entertain.

We were delighted to learn that Millie was runner-up in the under-18 category, receiving a book token and that Evie was overall winner, receiving £25 and a tea for two at Beatons. There were three other categories: open fiction, flash fiction and best Dorset-based story. All of the shortlisted entries were written by adults.  Remarkably, Evie was declared overall winner across all four categories, receiving £50, the Mayor’s Cup and a framed certificate. Well done, Evie.