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August 2023 winners – adults

In our August competition, we asked for stories featuring a rucksack.

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

Adult winner

Taria Karillion

“Time to leave base camp, Grandad.” Wiping the ice off his moustache, the climber squinted at the cloud-crowned summit. “You and your bucket list – I can't believe we’re doing this!” As he heaved at his rucksack, the dull, tinny rumble of the urn inside sounded uncannily like a chuckle.