‘I Belong to Weston’ by Ellie Davies

Writing succinctly is a skill which even the most established and proficient writers struggle with at times, and writing a powerful piece in 100 words is no mean feat. The winners of this year’s 100 Word Competition, kindly judged and awarded prizes of books by Vintage (an imprint of Penguin Random House), have proven their talent for this and each school’s winner has been published on professionally designed postcards. This year’s overall winner is Ellie Davies at Hans Price Academy in Weston-super-Mare, who blew the judges away with her atmospheric writing and strong voice.

I Belong to Weston‘ by Ellie Davies

I belong to Grove Park, from the late hours of Friday night
to the early hours of Saturday morning, sat in the freezing cold,
watching the sun set and rise.

I belong to Italian Gardens,
with graffiti covering every single speck of paint on the gammy, beige walls.

I belong to the waterpark, sat in the castle with only a single
iPhone torch for light, huddling together for warmth.

I belong to the Bourneville, where anyone who sits in the park
is automatically labelled a ‘chav.’ Where 90% of the children
are banned from the shop.

I belong to Weston.

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