WORLD OF WORDS: October competition winner and November's challenge

Congratulations to Clare Curtis who won this month's Drabble competition with a cheeky twist.

Thursday, 10th November 2016, 5:00 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 4:21 pm
World of Words is written for creative writers by writers
World of Words is written for creative writers by writers

Greatest Show on Earth!

The American audience waited in anticipation and, as everyone fell silent, the old adversaries took to the stage. On the left, a bullish man known for his outrageous rhetoric and blonde mop. On the right, a small lady in full makeup with an indignant, smug face.

As before, arguments started immediately, this time concerning children and childcare. The crowd knew a good show was to follow.

Suddenly, from the back of the stage, a crocodile appeared.

“He’s behind you!” shouted the children. As Mrs Punch turned to look, Mr Punch whacked her over the head with a truncheon.

Everyone cheered.


This month’s competition has a seasonal theme. It’s Christmas Eve on the International Space Station. There’s a knock at the door and someone – or something – enters with some odd-looking packages. Stories 250 to 300 words, please, to [email protected] by Monday, November 28.


Send us news of your events and we will try and include a mention on the page.

Book signing: local author Kathleen Watson will be launching and signing her book ‘The Little House in Heaven’ at Chapel Gifts & Books, 64 Chapel Road, Worthing, on Tuesday, November 15, from 11am to 3pm. This is a story for girls aged 7 to 12, about a girl who walks into a book of Bible stories and meets Jesus.

And don’t forget – The Write Night on Wednesday, November 23, from 5pm to 7pm at St Paul’s, Worthing. Join us for tea, cake, poetry and stories.


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