AN UNFORTUNATE event has turned out to be anything but for a young writer from Weaverham High School.
Luke Ormond's story about a little girl called Rosie has been picked out as a winner in a national competition.
The budding writer from Frandley, near Antrobus, let his imagination run riot for a competition organised by Waterstones.
More than 1,500 schools took part and Luke's entry was one of just 13 selected to be published in a booklet called U n fortunate Events, which will go on sale in Waterstones book shops next week.
Luke, who gained inspiration for his story from his rural locality, said he was thrilled to win.
Alison Kempski, head of English at the high school, said: 'For Luke to be recognised as one of the best, shows what high quality his writing was.
'It combined not only his brilliance at telling a good story but also the superb and creative way in which he writes.'
Headteacher David Charlton said everyone was delighted at Luke's success and the school would be buying several copies for the library.