The fabulous Moontrug, a very talented author, runs competitions on her website http://moontrug.com one of which was open to 6-12 year olds. They had to write a descriptive passage about a sea or a forest and all those of us who were eligible entered.
Hadar chose to write about a forest and I am so pleased to say that she won! You can read her winning entry below. She was so thrilled, especially as she wants to be an author when she is older. I'm sure you'll agree that she has talent. Well done Hadar!
Trees whispered words unknown to man, while the wind hissed and whistled through the crackling, dry leaves being scampered on by the forest inhabitants. The sun pushed her rays to try and penetrate the seemingly invincible shield that the immense branches were creating, but still, no light got through. The hostile bloodthirsty creatures lurking on the ground were, indeed, not welcoming things at all; for every mouse, squirrel, bunny, dove and deer was captured, killed and eaten. Nothing and no one was safe. Dark and wicked, the atmosphere inside the trapped biome continued to make the forest look ill. It destroyed anything bright in its midst and slowly any source of light perished, and so did the soul of the forest.
Hadar aged 10.