Note from Jeni: This website exists to tell kids’ own stories about life under lockdown, but from time to time I’ll share other cool things that kids might like. Here’s one of those!
Are you a kid who wonders what it’s like to go to university? Here’s your chance to find out!
The ending should be no more than a minute long — that’s about 80-100 words.
(don’t let that number stress you out — it’s about as many words as in the four paragraphs above!)
You can listen to the challenge here, or read the start of the story at the end of this post.
How to enter your story
- Send your finished story to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Deadline is end of day, this Wednesday (April 29, 2020).
- You can send the written story, or you can record it — don’t need anything fancier that the voice memo app on a phone — and send in the recording.
Have fun, and hope to hear a kids’ winning story on the radio soon!
The girl threw the cup with the string attached to the neighbour boy. She’d made a telephone that was just for them, and had a cup of her own that she could talk to the boy through.
The cup landed on the boy’s bedroom windowsill. Their parents had grounded them both, but she could still see him — in his blue room, with his Mickey Mouse clock on the wall — and she would wave, and he would wave back.
Sometimes he would dress up as Superman, just for himself. And the girl would see him in his blue suit and his red cape, and thought that he looked sad, and brave.
They used to play in the willow tree on their street, swinging from its long, sweet branches, and laughing until the street lights would come on, and their moms would call them home.
The cup landed with a thump. The boy opened his window, and put the cup to his ear. The girl pulled the line tight, almost tugging him out onto the laneway. Her voice travelled like a song, over the string.
“I want to tell you something,” she said …