Here is the winning Under 12s story from our winter 2011 writing competition. You were asked to imagine waking up one morning to find you had grown wings—and to write a poem about it.
A reminder: always check the rules of the competition. If you don’t stick to the rules, we have to disqualify your entry and that makes us sad!
Under 12s winner: S Morgan (WA)
A STRANGE FEELING
It’s another Monday morning,
I feel like sleeping in.
I tossed and turned all night long,
Like I was being poked in the back with a pin.
My mother’s voice came down the hall,
Yelling ‘STUART GET DOWN HERE!’
I felt that I was too big for my clothes,
Like I was growing too fast, how queer.
I found two holes in my pyjamas,
Where my shoulder blades would cling.
I hover just above the ground,
Oh God—do I have wings????