I love the idea of writing stories. Stories are the first comforting thing we experience in terms of literature. We all gather round in the reading corner at school or snuggle up in our bed for our parents to read us one. Then we get older and read them ourselves… and some if you are like me, then want to write them too. Short stories are a great way to practise writiting and experiment with ideas. I find it one of the most difficult forms to write though, because I can’t always stop (and end up writing a longer piece, that I tell myself one day will be a book) or I can’t think of a good twist for the ending, which short stories often need. But here, in this section, are a few I have had a go at anyway.