On the 30th of June, 2008 Nick Hornby wrote:
"For the first nineteen years of his life, Johnny Razor wasn't Johnny Razor at all. He was Malcolm Weatherly, and he was born in Mile End Underground station on the night of 17th September 1940."
These are the opening 35 words of The Forever Story.
A story that will be written, not by one author, but many. The more people who join in, the longer the story will be, and the more money will be raised for children who find it hard to join in; children with Autism.
For every single contribution to the story via our website www.theforeverstory.com, TalkTalk will donate £1 to TreeHouse. We want to reach TalkTalk's donation target of £50,000 and to do that we'd like people to have the opportunity to write alongside some of the world's most well-known and respected writers.
What we need from you? Just 35 or so words to continue our community-driven epic. The result of which will be more donations to TreeHouse.
We already have the support of Nick Hornby who opens our story and more writers are poised to contribute. We'd love you to be amongst them.
To thank you for taking part and writing a story, we are giving you the chance to win an Ipod Nano.
This competition is now close. The winner is as follow:
Jane Adair, N Ireland, BT43