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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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Ten Years of Changing Lives Through Writing

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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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First Story and VINTAGE 100 Word Competition winner announced

First Story and VINTAGE are delighted to announce the winner of the 2017-18 First Story 100 Word Competition. Armed with only 100 words, First Story students have come up with some stunning entries for our 100 Word Competition and we are now delighted to announce the winners! The judges at Vintage Publishing were hugely impressed […]

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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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