I entered this year’s Derby Book Festival ’50 word story’ competition!

This year’s theme was journeys

(The deadline was 10th February)

Artwork by me


Around me, the mist swirls.

Getting denser and darker.

A flash of light echoes across the land followed by a thunderous roar.

I let go.

Slipping gracefully from the mist.


Watching the ground hurtling towards me.

I hit the earth’s surface with a SPLASH!

Merging into the other droplets.

– Hannah

If you win, your story gets illustrated by students from the University of Derby and printed on Festival bookmarks, which will be used to promote the Festival!!!

They’re really pretty. I think I want to win now…

So what do you think? Please leave a comment!


~The World is Quiet Here~