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August 2022 winners

In August we asked for stories featuring roller skates.

A pair of white rollerskates against a yellow background

Congratulations to the winners of our August competition. Feeling inspired? Have a go at this month's prompt.

Adult winner

Julia Butler

It meant we could never fall out. Carol's mother had 'acquired' the skates when she worked as a cleaner in a posh toyshop in town. She had given us one each, so we had to meet up to go skating. Her ploy worked – we're still great pals, 50 years on.

Young writers (12–18) winner

Abbie S, age 16

Too young for a car and too weak for a bike; I’ve always known that Bryn’s roller skates would be my ticket out. I glide into the night, propelled by my new skates and my old grief. If only I could use one to outrun the other.

Young writers (5–11) winner

Jayden Smith, age 11

Uncle Dave wasn't content with his role as the worst person ever. He wanted to go higher. He wanted to cause chaos. He made a song about roller skates even worse than Baby Shark and was sentenced to fifteen years in prison. Until next time, Uncle Dave.