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Tania’s FABO Story Starter!

Tania Hutley is the next FABO judge and her story starter has just gone live.

Enter on the website:


Before you send me your story, read this list to make sure you have the best chance of winning a prize:

1. If you’ve written your story in a rush, don’t send it right away. First try reading it through a few times to make sure it’s your best work. You have until Friday June 10th to send it, so don’t hurry! The more time you spend on it, the better it is likely to be.

2. Is your story very short? If it’s just two or three sentences, it probably needs to be bit longer in order to have a satisfying ending.

3. Please don’t end your story with someone waking up and realising it was all a dream. I’m sure you can come up with a more interesting ending!

4. Have you checked your spelling and punctuation?

If you’ve checked all that, then good work! I look forward to reading your story. 🙂


Finish the story and tell me what happens next in Miss Green’s classroom.
Extra points if you can use the word “GLOOP” in your story.


Lydia dropped her schoolbag on her desk and checked for rats before she sat down. Miss Green was writing something on the whiteboard, her back to the class, and Lydia saw several of her classmates glancing around nervously as well.

Very strange things had been happening lately, in both Miss Green’s classroom and the library. Some of her classmates had even said that the entire school could be cursed.

But no, that was a crazy idea, wasn’t it? Probably suggested by the same students who’d boasted about all sneaking in together to see that new, scary horror movie that had been playing in town.

Lydia shook her head and fished in her bag for her homework. When she looked up, Miss Green had turned to face the class. She looked pale and her eyes were bloodshot. No, they weren’t just bloodshot, they’d turned red. In fact, they were glowing.

Lydia swallowed hard. What now?

When Miss Green spoke, her voice was deep and raspy. “Not all of you will pass today’s lesson. Some of you will fail it.”

She stepped to one side and with a sinking stomach, Lydia read what she’d written on the whiteboard.

Today’s Lesson: Survival.




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