We had a great session at the writing group this morning. I feel like we really pulled the story together. It was a good day for a spring clean, we weeded out all the surplus bits and streamlined down to the essence, and now it has a really good story shape. We have also taken a big leap forward with the text. I feel especially pleased because we managed to retain an essence of the work we did with the opposites. We even got in a bit of onomatopoeia and consonance. Above, a little snippet of an illustration from our story – a wee, but not so timorous beastie.