55 Words Story Writing Competition

Congratulations to Lynn Ludditt for receiving a commendation in the Derbyshire Libraries ’55 words story writing competition for adults’, for her piece inspired by the 1938 disaster.

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Night Shift by Lynn Ludditt
Markham Colliery. 10th May 1938. 5.30am.
Aching limbs trudge towards the Banksman readying the cage, promising daylight, air … freedom!
Suddenly … a tremendous draft, a terrific bang.
Smoke fills the pit, a wall of fire sweeping through seams, exploding gas.
Tubs ram electric boxes, sparks igniting thick black coal dust.
Seventy-nine brave miners killed.