Creative duo tell a good tale
Two talented creative writers from Cathkin High School are on the cusp of publishing a Grimm tale.
Emily Tullett, an S3 pupil, and Lily Crichton will have their spooky stories published in an exciting new book.
Their English teacher entered both girls into a national Young Writers UK flash fiction Grimm-style mini-saga writing competition, and was thrilled when both girls won.
Emily was excited when she discovered she had won the competition.
“My story was a twist on the traditional Rapunzel fairytale and I made him an evil character who worked with the witch to lure people in,” she said.
“I never thought my writing would win the competition and be in a published book.
“I have always loved writing and this has inspired me to pursue it more,” Emily added.
Lily Crichton was equally surprised to find out she had won the competition.
“Writing always interests me and I love writing in my own time,” said S2 pupil Lily.
“I felt the mini-saga was easy and short and I left my readers with a cliff hanger which I thought was a good way to end a story.
“I can’t wait to see published.”
Mrs Stewart, principal teacher of English at Cathkin High, was thrilled with the result.
“We are all delighted and proud of the girls’ achievement,” she added.
“Both girls are great pioneers for creative writing and we are really looking forward to reading the published book”.
Booked up Emily Tullett and Lily Crichton