A Dundee High School pupil is hoping there will be a happy ending to her story, after reaching the final of BBC Radio 2’s 500 words writing competition.
Emily Baxter’s story, inspired by the suffragette movement, is one of 25 entries still in the running in her age group.
The winner will be announced live on Friday’s Chris Evans Breakfast Show from an event in London’s Globe Theatre.
Joining Emily in the audience at the gala broadcast will be the Duchess of Cornwall, and some of the UK’s most popular children’s authors including Malorie Blackman and Charlie Higson.
Emily said: “When I found out I had made it through, I was shocked. I didn’t expect it at all.
“I’m really excited but a little bit nervous too as the whole thing is live on the radio.
“I like to write but I hadn’t done a piece like this before. Hopefully it will give me confidence to try writing more, and also encourage other pupils to give it a go as well.”
The winner will receive a pile of books as tall as Chris Evans and 500 books for their school library.
Read Emily’s story, and the other finalists’, here.