The Time Machine

By Alana Naicker  Shoooooshhhh! Swwwosh! The waves crashed against the shore. I was getting bored doing nothing, but then a great idea hit me: I was going to sneak away and have an adventure. When my parents weren’t looking, I crept behind a bush and into the cave area. I kept going past caves and caves and caves, until I …

Maia and the Giant Sloth

By Amelia Michell The moon shone, illuminating the screeching bats. The dense jungle covered up every bit of soil it could muster. Lush grass and ferns stood brave, while ants carried fallen and rotting mangoes from the ground. Monkeys swinging from tree to tree chattered excitedly, and all the while dark shadows moved silently, making Maia jump. She began to …

Joe and the Baby Dragon

By Yathin Sai Kakarala “AAAHHH. It’s a giant silkworm that shoots sticky silk.” Okay Joe, focus on your training. What did your master teach you? He taught me … Oh hi. I didn’t see you there. Anyway, my name is Joe and if you want to know why I was screaming, then you must know my whole story. Once upon a …

The Something

by Peter van den Heuvel Crash, bang! Levi’s robotic arm smashed through the mech sewer vine, which had been covering the old sewer for aeons. He was being hunted by “The Something”, as everyone called it here in Quinrove. It was a big, nightmarish beast that had haunted the town for a couple of months now. It used to just …