Another week, another Jesmond Library Creative Writing Challenge!

We’ve received some fascinating entries so far to our lockdown writing challenge – some funny, others thought-provoking, and some quite fantastical. All are brilliant. We hope you’ll continue to send us more!

This week we start the challenge with a true story. 

A few days ago, a man emerging from a 75-day silent retreat asked, ‘Did I miss anything?’

This week we challenge you to write either –

a) a letter filling him in about the current happenings in the world, or 

b) a fictionalised account of his re-entry into a very changed world.

As always, send your entries to, and don’t forget to let us know whether we can share on social media.