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January 2020 winners

Our prompt for January 2020 was to write a story featuring a lizard

Congratulations to the winners of our January 2020 competition. Feeling inspired? Have a go at this month's prompt(this will open in a new window).

Adult winner

Jackie Ross

Fa’s tail’s is? Fou mony times hiv I telt ye? Pit yer name on them! The lost property box is stappit fou o tails that naebdy’s claimin. I ken ye say ye’ll jist growe anither een bit thon’s nae i pint! Ye need tae tak mair care o yer tails!

Gaelic winner

Vivienne Goodman , age 11

An sin chunnaic mi rudeigin. Rudeigin mòr purpaidh mar laghairt. Bha e a’ tighinn thugam. Na b’ fhaisge is na b’ fhaisge. Dè bh’ ann? Cò às a bha e? An robh e cunnartach? An sin bha e air falbh. A-mach à sealladh gu bràth ...

Translation by Gaelic Books Council

Then I saw something. Something big and purple like a lizard. It was coming towards me. Closer and closer. What was it? Where did it come from? Was it dangerous? Then it was gone. Disappeared forever…

Young writers (12-18) winner

M I Rimaz, age 15

That was it! He couldn’t live in his cramped glass box any longer. The conditions were terrible!

He slowly climbed out to complain to the owner.

“THE HUMAN IS ESCAPING!” screamed the girl.

Her scaly claw grabbed him and dropped him back in.

“That’s twice this week”

He hated lizards!

Young writers (5-11) winner

Robert Hunter, age 11

Toby stepped into the bathroom to flush his dodgy chemistry project away. Just then his lizard Toshi got flushed with it! Toshi then ate the project and got mutated. Toshi smashed through the ground and got bigger and bigger then stomped over to Toby's house...