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Are you sitting comfortably? It's time for the 500 WORDS final live from Hay-On-Wye.
Listen to readings of this year's fantastic medal-winning tales
Daniel was trapped between two commuters as his mummy and daddy jumped off the train and headed out of Piccadilly station. As the train pulled away, Daniel felt terrified that he was now alone on the tube train.
George was really puzzled. He had no ideas at all for his 500 Words entry. He really wanted to enter but could not come up with a single idea. He thought, and thought, and thought some more - but still nothing. He decided to go for a walk to get some inspiration.
The crackling of the fire startled me. It was a cold winter's morning when the snowflakes danced around you and the crocuses fluttered in the stormy wind. My grandmother smiled sadly at me again. It was the 11th of November. Her white apron was patched with mud and she still had soil beneath her fingernails.
Read and listen to the fantastic 500 Words finalist stories