by Jack, Year 7

Oliver crept down the steps, cautious not to make a sound, for if he was caught there would be hell to pay. He gripped the balustrade tightly, his hand white. As his feet touched the carpet floor of the living room, Oliver lifted his gaze to the Christmas tree that glittered in the moonlight. There, below its branches, three boxes lay, one red, one green and one yellow. The clock ticked, ever on, to one Read more…

My Christmas, by Charli, Year 4

Every Christmas, I usually get a Fighting Fish. Now I have an aquarium at the back of my room full of all my fish. I have always wanted a puppy, but Mum and Dad don’t trust me to look after it properly. I decided to show them how well I look after my aquarium, but it backfired because I had too many fish and it was crowded. They made me sell some. This Christmas, when Read more…

Mystery Box, by Jazmine, Year 6

“Mum, it’s Christmas tomorrow. I can’t wait”, said Emily. “Time for bed”, replied Mum, “Night”. The next morning, Emily woke her mum, “Get up”, she squealed. They rushed downstairs and Emily saw her presents and her stocking. She opened all of her gifts, except one, that she was saving for later. After a while, she decided to open the remaining gift. When she opened the box, there was a squeaky toy inside. Emily was confused Read more…

The Compulsion, by Brookes, Year 5

Once upon a time there was a magical and brilliant present. It was in an almost transparent yellow wrapping with a golden bow on the top. When looked upon, the bow would hypnotise even the strongest of minds. Sue bought the box from Blady Bla Bla because she liked the bright colours. She didn’t know its potential.She gave it to her friend, Isabella, at school and Isabella’s face went devoid of all expression as she Read more…

Rowan Saves The Day, by Rowan, Year 8

It was the end of the year and Rowan’s classmates were going to play soccer for inter-school sports day. The class was about to start, but they were exhausted, to the point where they were going to fall asleep. Rowan was the saviour because he grabbed some of his energy drinks that were in his locker from the last time he did school sports. The students were saved by Rowan and thanks to him, all Read more…

War’s Fear, by Jack, Year 7

‘But they were exhausted already, Sir, from yesterday. The soldiers have had little sustenance or sleep since,’ the captain simply shrugged and said it was the general’s orders. We were to cross No Man’s Land at dawn. I walked out of the tent, back to my station. The trenches were quiet and empty, only the sound of gunfire cracked through the silence. At that moment, a thought came into my mind. It was treason, but Read more…

Big Trip, by Angus, Year 4

Angus and his family went on an overseas trip to Europe. They were excited to arrive in Doha, Qatar, but it was 5am and because of their jet-lag, their bodies thought it was 1pm. They had to wait for their connecting flight to Santorini, in Greece, and then they were off again. They spent several nights in Greece before they flew to Italy, Malta and France. They were extremely eager to see their cousins again Read more…

Exhausting, by Mika, Year 5

But they were exhausted after riding 60km in the cold, up and down hills, through forests and over bridges. Then they went to the mountains, over the sea to Tasmania, riding their special bikes. The bikes had huge plastic tyres that kept them on top of the water, unable to sink. It looked very hard. The riders were puffed and their faces were bright red, like ripe tomatoes. A couple of riders were nearly there, Read more…

Grandpa Goes Crazy, by Archie, Year 3

Jack was woken up by sirens from firetrucks in the street. He raced to his window to see was happening. He saw his beloved Grandpa was on top of the building next to theirs. Grandpa had been doing this for eight months now, which had been scaring Jack, because lately his mind had somehow gone back to years ago when he was in World War Two. So to Grandpa, he thought he was in his Read more…

Exhausted, by Joshua, Year 6

Josh was finishing up primary school after seven years of going to the same place. Because of high school transitions and other activities, Josh and his family were out nearly every night and weekend over the last couple of months. The catch-ups were fun but they were exhausted because of all of the things they needed to do. Josh felt overwhelmed. His dad was sick and run-down and his mum was cranky. They knew the Read more…

Dog Park, by Zachary M, Year 7

Johnny and his friends, Max and Ollie, were playing down at the dog park. Johnny was chasing Max and Ollie all over the park, trying to catch them. “I’m going to get you”, barked Johnny, “Yeah, right!” exclaimed Ollie. They played for hours and hours non-stop. When they stopped playing, the sun was setting. They walked back to their owners and flopped at their feet. “Come on, boys. Let’s get you home”, said Max’s owner, Read more…

The Big Friday Bike Ride, by Isla, Year 4

Isla, Maddy and Sienna were going for a bike ride with school. They were really excited because they were riding along the bike path to Diamond Creek, which was 7km away. They had to carry a snack and some water with them. The weather was beautiful and they felt relaxed on the way there, but they were exhausted on the way back. Maddy lost her pedal and Sienna had an accident because the handlebars came Read more…

The Basketball Game, by Millie, Year 6

‘This is the biggest game of the year. If you play hard in offence and tough defence, like normal, we can we win,’ encouraged Coach Oar. The girls ran out onto the court, they were pumped, but still nervous. It was the first jump ball, but the other team won it and dribbled down and scored two points. This kept on happening and at half time the scores were 42-12, even though the coach gave Read more…