The Worst Day, by Jazmine, Year 7

Words to be used: fringe, black, washed, eggs, flickering There was a girl with black hair and a fringe. Everyone called her Miss Witchy because of her hair and her big nose. Every day after school she went home and baked a cake about three storeys high. She baked to help her feel better. When she baked she said, ‘Flour, sugar, milk and eggs’, to remind her what she needed. Once she tipped the cakes Read more…

The Dragon Family, by Henry B, Year 3

Words to be used: fringe, black, washed, eggs, flickering Once in an enchanted forest there lived a black dragon. His name was Kye and he had a long fringe covering the scar on one of his eyes. He lived in a deep, dark cave and in that cave there were eight baby dragons hatching from their eggs. They were all covered with icky, sticky liquid from the eggs so Kye took them to the flickering, Read more…

Max the Magician, by Angus, Year 5

Max the Magician was fantastic but there was one thing he couldn’t do. He couldn’t make someone disappear. Max kept on trying and trying and one day his new assistant did vanish, but he didn’t know how he did it or where she went. He looked everywhere but he still couldn’t find her. Finally, Max caught sight of his assistant in a mirror laughing backstage. He walked over to her and said, “Who are you Read more…

What A Bad Day, by Angus, Year 5

“You’re fired!!!” screamed Dad’s boss. “What for?” asked Dad quizzically. “You brought you kids into work without permission and they started throwing pizza everywhere”. When they got home, Dad sent the kids to their rooms. He went outside and started blowing bubbles to cheer himself up. Feeling better, he went and bought a racing bicycle. He rode around the city trying to find a job. Eventually, Dad met a man in a pink suit. He Read more…

Santa’s Painting, by Caelie, Year 5

Did you know that Santa is the best artist in the world? This is how I know: It was my end of year excursion and we went to the art gallery with my school friends. After thirty minutes, I spotted a small, hidden passageway, so I decided to go down. At the end of the passageway a sign said, ‘Santa’s Artwork’. I turned the corner and saw the brightest, most colourful painting ever! It had Read more…

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…

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…