Barbara Henderson

Bea Davenport reading at Quilliam Brothers June 5th at 17.00



Bea Davenport is the writing name of former print and broadcast journalist Barbara Henderson. Her first crime/suspense novel, In Too Deep, was a runner-up in the Luke Bitmead Bursary and is published by Legend Press on 1st June 2013. Bea spent many years as a newspaper reporter and latterly seventeen years as a senior broadcast [...]


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Kurt Vonnegut’s Writing Tips



Kurt Vonnegut wrote amazing science fiction, short stories and novels,  many of which became extremely successful films. His ’8 Rules for Writing Stories’ are funny and brilliant. Here they are: Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted. Give the reader at [...]


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What’s it all about? Institute of Genetic Medicine flash fiction competition



  The fantastic British Science Festival 2013 is coming to Newcastle this year! To mark this occasion, the Institute for Genetic Medicine at Newcastle University is running a ‘flash’ writing competition and we want your stories and imaginations to help celebrate how our understanding about DNA and genetics has influenced lives. A poster about the competition, giving all details, [...]


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Start your story here (3) Idea from Y12



photo credit: minka6 via photopin cc The rooftop was covered, overflowing with every flower imaginable in all the colours of the rainbow. Playing from speakers hidden under all the nature came soft classical music. The lights of the city shone like stars as far as you could see. The fireworks would start any minute now, celebrating [...]


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‘The Plague Virus’ by Zak Younger Banks Year 8



photo credit: Keoki Seu via photopin cc PLAGUE: 2017  Year: 2017 Town:VirusTown 17.4 Location: Small village in the heart of the City Centre Situation: All locations contaminated with the Virus are on total lockdown, and encased in a giant steel dome. James was a 13 year old boy living in Virus Town 17.4.  His family [...]


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‘The City in a Jar’ by Niamh Frazer



photo credit: StarrGazr via photopin cc There once lived a Jar, a large Jam Jar that sparkled in the glittering sun, that shone through Mr and Mrs Norman’s window.  In that Jar was a tomato plant, bright red and all so juicy, but underneath that yummy tomato plant was a tiny little city, and this [...]


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‘The City’ by Henrietta, Year 8



photo credit: Gilderic Photography via photopin cc They‘re coming.  They always come.  Scanning for me in the dimly lit streets.  They think they’ll find me, but they won’t they never will.  The city is my home and, boy can I hide. The cold doesn’t hurt me any more.  I will triumph against the bitter ruthless [...]


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‘The City’ by Sam S.W.



photo credit: PKMousie via photopin cc The church bells struck 10 o’clock.  The illuminations of the crowded city drowned out the light of the full moon.  People wandered aimlessly along the seeming endless alleys in search of a place they could call home.  But underneath the tarmac and concrete, it was a whole different story…  [...]


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‘Virus’ by Robert Hudson Year 8



photo credit: mohammadali via photopin cc The letter had come a few days ago.  It read ‘Be the first to try VAGS – the Visual and Audio Gaming System.  Come on Saturday to claim your free trial’. So that was why I was in this crampt dark box waiting for something to happen.  Suddenly a [...]


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‘The City’ by Hafsa Amjad Year 8



photo credit: mugley via photopin cc I ran. They were after me.  Why? What did I do? I didn’t have the energy to think things through.  I was moving at such a pace I felt light-headed, as if I was going to pass out any second.  The ancient buildings that stood towering over me were [...]


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‘Rosa Goes to the City’ by Doaa Almaky Year 7



photo credit: DonkeyHotey via photopin cc In the middle of a big city there was a small zoo, and inside there lived a baby elephant.  Her name was Rosa.  The zookeeper loved little Rosa very much and cared for her in every possible way.  Many visitors came to see Rosa and watched in fascination as [...]


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‘The City’ by Anon Year 7



I used to live in the city.  I live in the country now.  City life was fun.  Especially when out with your friends.  You have a big, big, city to yourself with loads to do until the moon comes out to play and until the moon ruins everything.  But that’s all in the past now. [...]


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