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Impington Village College

Double Success for Impington Young Writer

Earlier in 2015, Year 7 students were invited to enter the national Young Writers’ Grim Tales competition. They were challenged to write a story on a theme that inspired them, with the added obstacle of doing this in 100 words or fewer.

One of our students, Lucha Partington Momber (7R2), received a certificate of merit from Young Writers, who also selected her piece – 'Beauty Sleeping' – for publication in Grim Tales – The East of England. It’s brilliant writing, we think you’ll agree: shocking, short – and to the point!

Beauty Sleeping
By Lucha Partington-Momber

She lay there, in a deep, enchanted sleep. Her chest was rising and falling in a steady rhythm. She was still wearing the crimson dress that she wore
last night. Her cheeks, which had always been a rosy-red colour, were now pale, colourless.

He felt his heart breaking into a million little pieces. She was still the same girl he had always loved, would always love. But that didn’t change what
she had done. It didn’t change what he should do either.

He took a deep breath and plunged his dagger straight into her heart, almost without hesitating.

Lucha had also entered, on her own initiative, the National Short Story Young Writer Competition. Her work - a story called 'The Promise' - was highly commended by the judges, is to be published in the competition anthology (all proceeds going to the Teenage Cancer Trust) and is available to read on their website (National Short Story Week 2015).