Izzy Martin

Seed Special in partnership with Stokesley School, North Yorkshire: The day that we played in front of the wrecked ruins of the monastery was the last time I ever saw my childhood friend Jason. To this day I can still hear his laughter as we passed the battered football between us. He vanished the next day without a trace, as if his whole life had been wiped from existence. But the odd thing was that no-one seemed to notice. Our teacher didn’t so much as glance at Jason’s now empty seat beside me. Not a single person ever spoke of him again - that is, to say, until now. -- A big thank you to Mr Adams from Stokesley School's English Department for inspiring his Creative Writing Club students to contribute to Seed.

Seed by Izzy Martin, Year 8. Photograph by Ted Spiegel.