The Lantern

By Evie Burns The lantern flickered as the boys sat there in the dark. The wind howled fiercely, and snow fell like feathers. They were on their own now. The lantern was most important to them. It kept them warm and made it bright. They both cuddled each other as the night got darker. Melted snow trickled from the lantern, …

Once there were dragons

By Isla Connolly PAGE 1/3 I hobbled up the hill, scraping my hands as I hoisted myself onwards. I had almost made it to the top when sparkles swam around me, the hill disappeared from my view, and I was back in my room. Clothes strewn around; bowls, cups and food wrappers scattered on my floor. A short and lean …

On the Run

By Erika Chhabra Crunch! Crunch! Crunch! Goes the ice as me walk across it.  Me and other me walk across the ice looking for food.  Other me is bigger than me. Other me is looking after me and helping me to live.  Me is smaller than other me so me not know stuff. Like how to catch dinner, how to …

The Sea Ruby

By Keira Gurney PAGE1/16 The ocean thundered in my ears, like a monster growling in agony. Waves crashed into our ship, causing me to lose my balance. The deck was underwater. I searched for my father and found him with my sister Mira. They were using buckets to throw the water back into the sea. It looked pointless, as the water kept rising. …

Haiku 俳句 in Lockdown

Haiku is a type of short form poetry originally from Japan. Traditional Japanese haiku consist of three phrases containing a total of 17 syllables in a 5, 7, 5 pattern and a kigo 季語 (seasonal) reference. Our Zoom kids were inspired to write their own haiku this week, with a bit of help from Ricky Baker (Hunt for the Wilderpeople). …

Zombie Apocalypse

By Izabella Piefke I was walking down the wide hallway that leads into the two Grade 6 classrooms. When I peered inside, I saw they were doing math, my worst subject. Then I nervously tiptoed into my new classroom and everybody went quiet and stared at me. My cheeks went red.  ‘Ahh, there she is,’ said my new teacher, Mrs Johnson. …

Flip

By Alyssa Longton PAGE 1 The sound of cars in the street woke me around an hour before my alarm. I slowly climbed down my shaky ladder and walked to my wardrobe. I opened the doors and saw my purple and yellow uniform; it was the only bright thing I owned, so it really stood out. I got dressed and …

Arthur and the Dead

By Phoenix Irvine Once upon a time there lived a boy whose name was Arthur. Arthur feared everything. He was scared of the dark, the woods, even his own house. Most of all, he was scared of the dead. It did not help that his only neighbour was an ancient graveyard surrounded by a dense and tangled forest. The graveyard was the …