Kings Of Wessex Academy student places third in creative writing competition

PUBLISHED: 11:00 16 December 2017

Charlotte Grant with headteacher Gavin Ball.

Charlotte Grant with headteacher Gavin Ball.

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A Somerset teenager has picked up a prize for her creative writing.

Kings Of Wessex Academy student Charlotte Grant placed third in the Richard Huish College Brunner Prize.

Her ghost story was based on the old saying ‘a thorn in the flesh’ about a woman who kills her husband.

However the reader only discovers the truth in the final sentence where there is a shocking revelation.

Charlotte dreams of being an author or journalist and said she likes writing as it allows her to express herself and create ‘a world of my own’.

The judges praised Charlotte’s story for its strong start and said it was, ‘assured and convincing’. They commended her for the ‘well-crafted’ characters and the effective twist at the end.

Headteacher Gavin Ball said: “This is a wonderful endorsement of Charlotte’s enthusiasm and writing abilities and I hope she continues to refine her chosen craft.”

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