We’re all familiar with the words Albus Dumbledore chose to impart to the students during Harry’s first welcoming feast: Nitwit, oddment, blubber, tweak. This made for a very memorable speech and as it’s time for a new term, I think we ought to have some more.
Please write a story (200 words minimum) about someone giving or listening to an encouraging speech. It can be a teacher speaking to students, a monarch addressing their subjects or anything else you can think of. Keep in mind the HOL rules and avoid anything political. You’ll earn 20 beans for completing this prompt as well as it counting towards the chance to snag our shiny Quill and Ink award.
There is no deadline as such for these prompts but if you’d like it to count towards your chance of earning the award for a specific year, we’ll need it by the end of that school year. If you’re comfortable sharing, then post below. If not, email your story to us via hol.bookclub @ gmail.com (without the spaces). Oh and remember it’s a good idea to check through your piece carefully for spelling and grammatical errors as they make it harder for people to properly enjoy your work.