As the village woke to the sound of a rundown crow the sun started its slow journey across the sky. A fire started in the grimy blacksmith’s shop as a poor but honest man began his dawn to dust effort. He passed a dirt encrusted window and in the corner of his eye observed the familiar castle that loomed over the poor village and was surrounded by a ten metre stone wall. An old widow draped in a thread bear sack begged the blacksmith to fix her rusty hole-ridden cauldron. “I can’t pay you.” she said, but the blacksmith followed quickly by saying “Pay me when you can.” As she hobbled away the blacksmith sighed and thought to himself that the only reason the village could not pay for his services was because of the dreadful king’s exorbitant taxes.
by Jack (aged 10)
At dawn deep in the ocean a submarine and ship collided attracting all the fish, especially the rainbow fish. This curious fish swam up to the submarine and looked for an entrance. He found a small crack and swam in. He heard noises from inside a vault. The noises startled him so he swam away quickly, accidentally bumping a lever. To the sound of air rising, he realized that the submarine was resurfacing so he swam away. Early in the morning the ocean was filled with cheers of relief.
One snowy Christmas morning at her uncle’s farm a young girl called Karen felt magic in the air as she watched her cousins opening their presents. The adopted ten-year-old girl had never before spent Christmas with a family of her own because her parents were killed in a warzone and her uncle and aunt didn’t even know she existed until two months before. All Christmas day, Karen hoped that someone would remember to give her a gift but all she really wanted to do was spend the day with her new family. After lunch her uncle and aunt asked her to go outside where she saw a pink and yellow float arrive and a beautiful pony trotted out. “Happy Christmas Karen,” exclaimed her uncle and aunt.
At midnight behind the enemy lines under a full moonlight sky, two ragged figures stood in the shadows. The British spies behind the general’s office were feeling nervous and in danger. It had taken them four days on rough seas to arrive undetected in the middle of a freezing winter night.
They were sent overseas and under cover to receive vital information on the Germans’ military strategy. On that night behind the office these two men discovered information that would win them the war.
By “The Jackster”, aged 10
On a deserted island in the middle of the world lived an old and curious black mouse. He loved to explore but because of his age he was limited from going many places. Determined to put aside his age, he was going to climb the mountain. On his journey up to mountain he knew he was to face many challenges. His first challenge was to climb the staggered ridges, followed by the evil wizard. This mouse had faced all the challenges and for now, his journey was over, as he reached the village.
Jack (aged 10)