William Allen (Will) was a Year 10 student at St Anselm’s College on the Wirral in England. At the beginning of Year 9 he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour.

Although he missed periods of school during his last year (2016) for radiotherapy, Will was always eager to attend whenever he could. Even in the latter stages of his illness, Will would always contact his teachers asking for tasks and work to do. He wanted more than anything to be back in school with his friends.

Will´s stories, published here, were written during his struggle with his brain tumour. His mother said he really enjoyed writing the stories, despite what he was going through.

Sadly, Will passed away just before Christmas 2016.

As you´ll see from what you read, Will was a writer. He loved words and had a talent for them. He left us these stories.

This page is dedicated to all writers, especially young ones, like Will, who want to see something they´ve written published.

Send all stories, articles, comments and scraps to me at


and I´ll publish as many as I can.

Please try and include a contact number or address for a teacher or parent, especially if you want your photo or name published.

Use the drop down menu up above or click on a cover to go to the story you want. If you want your story included here, write now!

Stories by Will:




Other stories by other writers:

A Spanish girl in Ireland is the story of one girl´s exchange visit to Ireland. Get ready for cardboard cutouts, culture shock and laughs in this story by María Arregui. Click on the cover to go to the story.

Starting a new school can be a daunting experience. In A New School by Cristina Garrido, we hear about the ups and downs of moving away from your old friends, and making new ones.

Almudena Gardeazabal spent a semester in Chicago at Willows Academy. Read what she thought of American food and the US school system – and how long it took her new teachers to pronounce her name – by clicking on the cover below:

Learning how to accept change in your life is something Loreto Méndez writes about in Change Is The Only Constant, a great little piece of writing for anyone having to change school or make adjustments to their life. Click on the picture below to read it.