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October 2023 winners – young writers

In our October competition, we asked for stories featuring a black cat.

The silhouette of a black cat sitting on a branch, against the backdrop of a large orange moon in the night sky

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

Young writers (12–18) winner

Quinn, age 13

Yesterday, I dreamt that I was gobbling down chocolate mousse at a Halloween ball with wacky witches and zealous zombies, when His Almighty Highness The Black Cat approached me for a dance. I screamed and fled. Today, I woke up to a wedding proposal and chocolate stains on my mouth.

Young writers (5–11) winner

Jason Medina, age 7

Fergus was a kindly cat, a cat who started out with white fur. But, in a printing press accident, he got ink spilled all over him. This meant he now looked like a scary black cat. Unfortunately for Fergus, it was Hallowe’en, so the townspeople kept running away from him.