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Summer 2012/2013 Writing Comp Winners

Thank you to all the writers who sent us an intriguing first line for a mystery story. Some of you sent a whole list of first lines! With such great openings, we really hope you go on to write the rest of the story …

Here are the winning first lines:

Under 12s—Ethan, WA

There was a blinding light followed by a bang, then silence.

Under 9s—Julia, QLD

Ni … Nor … Ni … Nor … Ni … Nor … screeched the police car as it sped around the corner, at top speed.

Under 7s—Jordyne, NSW

I was watering the flowers when I saw something glowing in the soil.

If you’d like to enter our autumn 2013 writing comp, keep an eye on the competitions page of the magazine’s website or check out the Kids Comps page on this blog. Good luck!

Author:

Rebecca Newman is a children's writer and poet, and the editor of the Australian children's literary blog, Alphabet Soup. rebeccanewman.net.au.