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Spooky stories wanted for Halloween competition sponsored by Times Series and The Broadwalk Centre in Edgware
Budding young writers can follow in the footsteps of JK Rowling or Anthony Horowitz by writing a spooky story this Halloween.
The Times Series has teamed up with The Broadwalk Centre in Edgware to offer children aged between eight and 11 years old the chance to get creative and win a host of great prizes.
Angela Brookes, manager of The Broadwalk Centre, said: “There are so many amazing books out there for children. This is a great competition to celebrate this, and for kids to get involved in.
“It is so important to encourage our children to develop their writing skills, especially in the age of computers and spell checks. Having good writing skills can help our children in so many avenues. Children have such wonderful imaginations and With Halloween just around the corner we’re really looking forward to receiving some spine tingling tales.”
Anyone interested in entering should simply finish this story within 800 to 1,000 words:
The cold night air surrounded Sam’s body, creeping silently through his clothes on to his skin as he walked along the deserted cobbles. Aware it was Halloween, Sam thought of his friends all out trick or treating as he stalked through the dimly lit street, alone. He watched his warm breath seep into the crisp night air, before it faded away to nothing. He listened to the squelch plop noise that his trainers made in the puddles of water trapped like prisoners between the uneven cobbles. Another noise sounded in the distance. Sam’s ears strained with concentration as he realised that the noise was getting closer and closer. Beads of sweat trickled like blood down Sam’s forehead and stung his wide open eyes. Holding his breath, he stopped in his tracks and slowly, carefully, turned his head...
Please send all stories to The Broadwalk Centre’s Spooky Stories Competition, PMW Communications Ltd, Stane Court, Stane Street, Billingshurst, West Sussex, RH14 9HP by the closing date of Monday, October 21.
Alternatively, email entries to email@example.com
All finalists will be invited down to The Broadwalk Centre on Thursday, October 31 for a special award ceremony.
A panel of judges, including a special guest writer, will select a winner.
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