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The Beginning


We would like you to create and write the title and beginning of a story.


It can be based on anything, so let your imagination go wild!


Make sure you introduce us to the main character / characters and describe the story's setting.


Have a look at the beginnings to a selection of well known stories, below. Which one draws you in?

A Natural Girl

The Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton

Once upon a time there were three children, Joe, Beth and Frannie. They lived with their mother and father in a little cottage deep in the country. They had to help their parents both in the house and in the garden, as there was lots to do.

Now, one day their mother had a letter. She didn't very often have letters, so the children wondered what it was about.


Giant Octopus

Matilda by Roald Dahl

It's a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.

Some parents go further. They become so blinded by adoration they manage to convince themselves their child has qualitites of genius.


Meditation in Forest

The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo

Butterflies live only short lives. They flower and flutter for just a few glorious weeks, and then they die. To see them, you have to be in the right place at the right time. And that's how it was when I saw the butterfly lion - I happened to be in just the right place, at just the right time.                                                    



Paddington by Michael Bond

Mr and Mrs Brown first met Paddington on a railway platform. In fact, that was how he came to have such an unusual name for a bear, because Paddington was the name of the station.  


Along with your amazing 'beginning', please can you include:




Hospital name

Contact details

One amazing fact about yourself!

If you have any drawings that relate to your story, then please feel free to send them in too.

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