Elayne Ogbeta

Rookie (31st December / Preston)

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I live in Salford with two bubbly children and a supportive hubby. I was a former tutor at YMCA Training. I now work freelance. Ever since I was 10, I knew I wanted to be a writer.

In 1997 I completed a BA in Creative Writing at Bolton University. It was there I discovered my voice for writing children’s stories and poems. But it wasn’t until I completed my MA in Creative Writing ... more »

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Pickney Red

Once lived a little black gal
And in de town dem said
Dat she wore a bright red cloak
So dem call her ‘Pickney Red.'

‘To grandma yu must gwan'
Her mudder sweetly said.
‘And tek dis wicker basket
Mi dear, dear, Pickney Red.'

So off she skipped quite happily
Without nu fear nor dread
Tru' de dark, dark woods
De basket nuff, nuff spread.

But poor Red never realized
Dat way up on ahead,
Lived a nasty, dutty wolf
And him name was Mr Fred.

‘What's yu name missy? '
Asked de cunning Mr Fred.
‘Why sir, yu nu know?
Dem called mi ...

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