Advent is here! 1st December

Demelsa Haughton 

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All of the growing Advent Calendar Gallery is here

December isn't all about illustration - writers we want you to join in too. Can you comment on our advent images with a tweetable micro story? @Words8Pictures and @SCBWI-BI will tweet those that fit into 140 characters with your twitter handle and #W8PAdvent.

Do you have a Tweetable micro story for
Demelsa's illustration?

Post it in the comments and we'll tweet it with#W8PAdvent and your Twitter handle

Don't forget to allow for the # and the @


  1. Amy fished for magic gifts: packages of frozen hopes. For once given, as hope thaws, the fears of those she loved would melt into a puddle

    1. Wonderful! Thank you Kirsty!
      Do you have a Twitter handle?

    2. I did't think I did but apparently I do-my husband sorted me one ages ago! It's @KirstyLakey

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  3. She fished for stars. Each catch pegged in the sky to dry @story_witch

  4. Frances Tosdevin1 December 2016 at 13:37

    I'll fish for a wish wrapped up in a box,
    To send to my friend, the arctic fox!
    #W8PAdvent @FrancesTosdevin

  5. She didn't mind the snowflakes,
    She didn't feel the cold:
    She longed to have a chance to catch
    a brand new friend to hold.

    This is from me, I love Demelsa's work!

  6. Catfish for Christmas dinner, just need to fish the cat...@JEFoxley

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  8. The snow fox
    Sniffed the box
    It smelt of sweaty socks
    #W8PAdvent @riewriting

  9. Fantastic stories everyone and thank you so much for getting us going xxxx But virtual advent chocolate prizes go to Marie and Frances for getting their stories with their @ and the #W8PAdvent within 140 characters! So much easier to copy and tweet!

  10. As it is a virtual chocolate prize can it please be a big one? Thanks for pulling this together Jan and Paul x


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