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‘Words I Can Write With a Knife’ by Sameer Shazad

Today’s Friday Story features Sameer Shazad’s piece ‘Words I Can Write With a Knife,’ which explores the shape of letters and the process of writing. The result is a playful, abstract piece which invites the reader to search for meaning. Sameer was a member of the First Story group at Dixons City Academy in Bradford, […]

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‘Ash the Super Duck’ by Riley Milstead

Start your warm weekend with a trip to the duck pond – this week’s Friday Story features quirky and mysterious flash fiction piece ‘Ash the Super Duck’ by Riley Milstead. Riley is a member of the Friday Story group at Bridge Learning Campus, led by Caleb Parkin. You can read more writing by Riley and […]

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‘Gone’ by Joe Pocknell

Today’s Friday Story features ‘Gone,’ a flash fiction piece by Joe Pocknell. In a brief space, Joe articulates a powerful story of loss. Joe is a member of the First Story group at Raine’s Foundation School, led by writer-in-residence Jarred McGinnis. To read more work by Joe and the other members of the group, look […]

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‘Paper Swords’ by Rose Halward

This week the Friday Story features a piece by Rose Halward, a member of the First Story group at Lincoln Castle Academy, led by writer-in-residence Steve Cawte. We invite you to read her striking poem ‘Paper Swords’, in which Rose powerfully explores the battlefield that is creativity. You can read more writing by Rose and the rest […]

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‘Never Trust a Full Moon’ by Kathryn Alice Ager

‘Home’ is one of the most prominent themes of Our Streets, the anthology of writing by First Story students at Winifred Holtby Academy. Some students wrote about their pride in Hull, others about life with their family. In this surreal and fun flash fiction piece by Kathryn Alice Ager, home is something that wanders off in the night sometimes. Kathryn […]

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‘The Water’ by Ned Prevezer

With Valentine’s Day approaching, what better way to prepare than with a poem about love? Far from the hackneyed sentiments of Valentine’s card verses, Ned Prevezer’s poem ‘The Water’ evokes in clear, fresh terms the image of love as water – pure and boundless. Ned was a member of the First Story group at Holland Park School […]

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