The Trail Ride, by Maddy, Year 4

Crunch, crunch, snap! The sticks and leaves crumbled under the horses’ heavy hooves. The leaves overhead rustled in the warm breeze. My best friend, Riley, and I were out on our weekly trail ride near Hector’s Road. It was hotter than expected and sweat dripped down my back. “Kelly”, Riley called from the front, “Should we go on?” “No. The horses already look tired”, I responded, “and besides”, I went on, “We’ll miss out on Read more…

Homelessness, by Ella, Year 7

We sat there cuddled up, with thin towels around our shoulders. People stared at us. All they thought was, “Homeless people have crowded our streets”. We all had straggly beards and hair. Some asked for money. Some had given up on trying. We sat there, through day and night, hot and cold. Then a man came, wearing a suit and tie, with a microphone held under his chin. As he spoke, I realised we seemed Read more…

Comicon Adventures, by Angus, Year 4

One day we went to a place called Comicon and we waited in an extremely long line which had all these people in dress-ups that were very different, from Marvel to DC. Finally, we got inside, seeing the most extraordinary costumes. My Dad and I were walking and accidentally bumped into the news reporter from Channel 7, nearly knocking his microphone out of his hand. We apologised and went home soon after. That night, we Read more…

Morning Sunrise, by Fynn, Year 7

My brother, Jim, and I thought we’d have some fun and so we registered for the Cash Cow on Sunrise. The following week someone knocked on our door and so I took a peak through the window, then ran straight to my brother’s room. I told him to come quickly because there was someone who needed him. He opened the door and it was the Cash Cow, an interviewer and the camera crew. Jim was Read more…

The Racing Begins, by Mika, Year 5

We seemed to be on the television. I was doing a few laps around the track at Park Orchards when they announced that they were going to film a ‘Clubbie’ for Channel 10. A Clubbie is when you race for fun. When I got on the gate, out of the speaker I heard, “Riders ready. Didlididlidi”. The gate slammed down. I peddled and peddled. I was gaining on Tyler, who was leading. A jump came Read more…

The Witnesses, by Archie, Year 3

Kevin the Koala and Jeff the Jellyfish were at a restaurant next to the jewellery store. They were leaving when they witnessed a crime. Then suddenly, police came and started asking everyone what they had seen. The media arrived and Kevin and Jeff were asked to give then an interview. “So, this is what happened”, said Jeff, “We saw a tall, large man, wearing black clothes enter the jewellery store and come out with the Read more…

Brother vs Sister in Art, by Rex, Year 5

‘What do you think of this painting?’ I asked my sister, “I think it’s ugly!” She thought it was wonderful. We were looking at a painting called ‘Shearing the Rams’ by Tom Roberts. It showed men shearing sheep in a large wooden shed over one hundred years ago. “I still reckon it’s the most putrid piece of work in the nineteenth century”, I argued. My sister’s voice grew louder as she yelled back. She did Read more…

The Concussion Discussion, by Brookes, Year 5

We seemed to be on the television Because I had a little concussion After a conversation with a politician And his electrician About the extension of their vacation Did I mention that the politician Was also a Russian With ghastly nutrition? The camerawoman was on a mission With the cryptic optician To get permission For glasses from a limited edition Which was the latest fashion And her biggest passion Which is why I ended up Read more…

The Basketball Shootout, by Ben S, Year 6

Ari and I were excited to be at Etihad Stadium for the first basketball game of the season. We had some of the best seats, right next to the goals. As the half-time whistle blew and the players left the court, the organisers announced that there was a shootout for anyone who was interested. Ari thought this would be a great time to show off our shooting skills, but little did we know, Dad was Read more…

On The TV, by Jazmine, Year 6

A little boy thought his dreams were about to come true. He was about to click and pay for an order on his computer but it was sold out. “No!! The super Spiderman figurines are all gone”. He was devastated, his dreams shattered into a million pieces. His older brother waltzed by and saw his brother crying. To cheer him us, he said, “I have two tickets to see the Stingrays play. Want to come?”. Read more…

The Champ, by Caleb, Year 2

We seemed to be on the television. I got out of the seat and went in the ring of WWE and I saw myself on the big screen fighting Triple H, one of the biggest wrestling dudes (Andre the Giant is the biggest person on Earth so I’m glad I did not fight him because he would squash me!). I won the belt by jumping on Triple H and pinning him on the bouncy ring. Read more…

Touch His Bike If You Dare, by Ella, Year 7

I cautiously walk around the haunted tree, hearing whispers throughout the dark and mysterious forest. I repeat the stories in my head as I picture a young boy riding his bike with his friends, doing tricks. Then, he gets some distance and starts pedalling faster and faster. He tries mastering a flip, right next to the tree, but misses and slams into it. The bike’s handlebars empale the front of the trunk and I can Read more…

Misty Mystery, by Jack, Year 7

A crunch of leaves could be heard with every step I took through the misty forest. In the distance, I spotted a strange sight. As I drew nearer, I saw an object from a time long past. It had circular wheels and a piece of rusted metal, shaped like bullhorns. The rest of the object was engulfed in a bristled pine tree. I took one last look at the peculiarity before turning and heading east Read more…

I Lost My Bike, by Angus, Year 4

I was riding my bike in the rain, because I had nothing better to do, when the tyre burst and it slipped. I jumped off it just in time and angrily threw it on the footpath. When I was jogging back home and I thought about what had happened, it hit me. I had to get rid of the evidence before my mum noticed, so I ran back and threw the bike into a tree. Read more…

I Lost My Bike, by Angus, Year 4

One day, I was riding my bike in the rain, because I had nothing better to do, and then it slipped and the tyre burst. I jumped off the bike just in time and angrily threw it on the footpath. When I was jogging back home and I thought about what had happened, it hit me. I had to get rid of the evidence before my mum noticed, so I threw the bike into a Read more…

Monster House, by Mika, Year 5

I was riding my bike near Nebbercracker’s house because I was going to the arcade store to play Dawn. I played and played until my dad called and said, ‘Time to come home’. The next day I went to the BMX place next to Nebbercracker’s with my friends and we did awesome jumps behind the trees. After a while, Cam said, ‘ I am going to jump the Devil’s Wall’, but I didn’t believe him Read more…