The Goblin-Monkey

by Anushka Iyengar Gorch stomped his heavy, green, warty feet. Children all scattered as he came near; animals ran to hide as he crossed over them. Muttering inaudible words, he trudged all the way to Frangipani Castle where the queen had requested him to visit. As he entered the courtyard, a servant dressed in a blue uniform hemmed with golden …

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). …