I don't know how many of you know of this competition, but basically it is a competition run by an author, sponsored by her old school (I think). The challenge is to write a short story, 1500 words or less, set in Roman times. It's completely open ended as to what you can write, and there are several age brackets for entrants. I entered in the Over Fourteen category, after my Latin teacher pointed the competition out to me. I entered my story a couple of days before the competition closed, and since then I have been wondering about the results.
Then, this afternoon, I received a strange parcel in the mail. Inside it was ...
That's right everyone, it's a Golden Sponge Stick! I won the competition! Yippee!
After bouncing around the room excitedly for several minutes, I opened up the card that came inside the parcel. It was a letter from Jenny Pine, the lady in charge of the competition, congratulating me on the win! Also inside was a £25 HMV voucher, and a request from her that I get my parents to give permission for her to publish my story on her website! Wheeeeee!
*sniffs* I'm so happy! I shall treasure this gold-painted sponge for years to come!
Wait until my mother hears about this one ...