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A love for reading and writing lead Daryll Goodchild, age 21, to keep and regularly update a journal of his childhood years. Naturally, his experiences grew with time and he started to write short stories featuring odd subjects that frequently crept into his consciousness. Daryll’s adolescent years brought with it an insatiable need for expression, and drove him to new avenues. His love for poetry progressed until he became drawn to writing and performing slam poetry, and his short stories of four hundred words evolved into several pages. Most recently he was awarded for the A.J Seymour’s Prize for the Best Short Story for the story entitled ‘Old Mr. Greaves’.