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500 words

The 500 words competition is now finished however it would be great for you to try your hand at writing a short story on the theme of BLM.


“Your words have the power to change you and the world around you. People can make a change based on their actions – you’ll already have encountered examples of this.


We want you to use your imagination and draw on your own thoughts and experiences when it comes to Black Lives Matter and some of the changes we are seeing in 2020. Then, write a creative short story in no more than 500 words.


Remember, it’s the way you tell your story that makes or breaks it. Over ten years, we’ve read all kinds of stories from magic beans to war and conflict.


The descriptions, the adjectives and the imagery that you use shape your story. Still, you only have 500 words! That means that while you’re writing, you need to make your key moments stand out with similes and metaphors, without taking away from the plot. Your story might be hopeful, inspiring, fun or angry. Have fun making your characters come to life!


You might start, and restart, and come up with many ideas that you whittle down to one…this is all part of the fun!


You want your voice to be heard and enjoy storytelling in a way only you can. Everything can give you a creative spark that fires a story. Be unafraid and see where your ideas take you!”