Flash Fiction Must Run In The Family… #YoungWriters

I’ve mentioned the Lil Princess a few times with regards to creativity, be it singing, drawing or writing.

This time I have to report that Lil Man is now nearly up there with the published authors of our time!

His school sent some entries to a company here, who encourages and promotes young writers, and Lil Man’s flash fiction piece was one that was chosen! The compilation is called Stranger Sagas…

Here is his piece!

The Magic Pen
It started at my birthday and Grandpa came. I like Grandpa
coming on my birthday, he gives me presents which were his
when he was a boy. This year, Grandpa gave me a pen.
Grandpa handed me the pen.
He said, “Click this pen when you are in great trouble.”
By the way, my name is Billy. I’m twelve years old. Later, I
went to school. I had the pen that Grandpa gave me, just in
case I needed it. I clicked it. Click! Time froze. What do I do?

The Young Writers Association is a company which targets schools and encourages entries into various competitions for children of all ages.

They select ‘winners’ to go into books, and yes, it is a ploy to get proud parent’s to buy the books, but if it gets kids writing, I am all for it!

(Yes I have already ordered one copy – not going mad and ordering one for every member of the family!!!)

What did you think of his flash?

 

64 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. C. S. Hammond
    May 10, 2018 @ 12:46:05

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  2. Jennie
    Mar 23, 2018 @ 01:43:50

    He feel comfortable in his writing, not the case for most of his peers. Therefore, his ideas flow, and they are good!

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  3. kritsayvonne
    Mar 22, 2018 @ 15:59:38

    I think it is brilliant. How lovely for him to have star billing, and good for his confidence.

    It certainly works as a stand alone but I’d love to know more. Could he develop it to 500 words and enter next years Radio Two competition????

    You must be so proud. X

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  4. syl65
    Mar 22, 2018 @ 14:33:07

    A nice open ended story Sister! He has the talent for sure.

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  5. foodzesty
    Mar 22, 2018 @ 14:15:59

    Smart!! I like the last words “time froze what do I do” πŸ™‚ Congrats Ritu for you son!! πŸ™‚

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  6. Davy D
    Mar 22, 2018 @ 12:30:12

    Love how his mind works Ritu. He has a poetic talent, so much said in so few words. Talent obviously runs through the family. Well done to you all πŸ™‚

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  7. Judy E Martin
    Mar 22, 2018 @ 09:03:39

    Well done to Lil Man, he is definitely going to take after his talented Mum. xx

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  8. Miriam Hurdle
    Mar 22, 2018 @ 04:08:07

    Congratulations to you and your son, Ritu!

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  9. robbiesinspiration
    Mar 22, 2018 @ 03:53:42

    A clever and interesting piece of writing, Ritu. Your son did really well.

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  10. Vashti Q
    Mar 22, 2018 @ 01:04:41

    Congratulations, Lil Man! He takes after his momma! πŸ˜‰ xx

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  11. Dorinda Duclos
    Mar 22, 2018 @ 00:53:20

    I think a bit of mama has rubbed off on Lil man!! Great write!

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  12. Fourth Generation Farmgirl
    Mar 21, 2018 @ 22:44:50

    Congratulations to Lil Man! How exciting! πŸ™‚πŸŽ‰

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  13. Shivangi
    Mar 21, 2018 @ 21:46:28

    Amazing Lil Man! Creativity runs in the family!

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  14. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    Mar 21, 2018 @ 21:30:12

    Oh a fantasy writer on the making! Lovely, well done!

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  15. dornahainds
    Mar 21, 2018 @ 21:19:10

    Fantabulous story-telling.. 😎πŸ₯€πŸ˜ŽπŸ₯€πŸ˜ŽπŸ₯€

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  16. Book Club Mom
    Mar 21, 2018 @ 21:03:11

    Very nice! I wish I had a pen I could click when I get in trouble! πŸ˜‰

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  17. pranabaxom
    Mar 21, 2018 @ 20:52:19

    Talent runs in the family.

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  18. OIKOSβ„’-Redaktion
    Mar 21, 2018 @ 20:33:46

    Hey Ritu, thank you for sharing this here. For a first attempt at the age of 12 its fantastic, and really shows the talent is in the family. Congratulations to Billy and you. Michael

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  19. Erika Kind
    Mar 21, 2018 @ 20:33:35

    Wow, so proud of my nephew πŸ€—

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  20. OIKOSβ„’-Redaktion
    Mar 21, 2018 @ 20:31:37

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  21. thatblogwherecheriemovestogermany
    Mar 21, 2018 @ 19:53:17

    Talent seems to flow in your family!

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  22. willowdot21
    Mar 21, 2018 @ 19:51:39

    Well Sis I thought it was excellent, full of interesting openings. πŸ’œπŸ’œ

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