Alexander Gordon Smith

Archive for the Category Horror Writing Contest Winners



Pakefield High School in Lowestoft is one of my absolute favourite places to visit – I have been there quite a few times now and it’s always so much fun working with the extremely creative and talented students! During my most recent trip the school ran a horror writing contest around the theme of the Furnace books – escaping from hell! The stories were AMAZING, and I had the impossible job of picking a winner. But the school and I wanted to show the world how brilliant and terrifying these stories were, so I’m putting them here for you guys to read! They are in no particular order, and all are guaranteed to keep you awake at night!!

Click on each author’s name to read their story, it will pop up in a new window!

Amber Thomas

Ben Sherlock

Melissa Hazell

Flyn Middlemass (and Page Two)

Lauren Grace Cowlbeck (and Page Two)

Maisie Wright (and Page Two)

Tia Laing (and Page Two)

Kai Gillings (and Page Two / Three)

Congratulations to all the winners, I am so impressed!! If you are writing this well now then none of you will have any trouble becoming bestselling authors in the future. I’m looking forward to reading your books when they’re published!!

And thanks again to Pakefield for being awesome!