Category: Young Writers

Where Two are Fighting, The Third Wins

The waves were very high and there was a storm. On Thursday, a boat crashed on the beach… there were no people to be seen, only stones and trees. The pirate captain and his crew checked if the boat was damaged. It was evening and they needed a place to sleep. “Go and find a

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Elephants

Hi! My name is Sam, and I am an animal rescuer. I have been studying elephants for the past year in Thailand, learning about the ways they communicate, survive etc. Last week was my most exciting encounter yet! This is my story. It all started on a hot summer’s morning. I was on track to

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The Cost of Cruelty

The stars were just starting to disappear at the coming of dawn over the dark African plains. Full of curiosity, a baby elephant followed a seemingly harmless butterfly and, in doing so inadvertently strayed from the protection of her mother’s side. If only she knew what her curiosity would cost her. Having entered the world

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The Great Unknown

The great unknown can sometimes be the most fear inducing thing in your life, whether it’s going to a new school, beginning the path to college, or learning how to ride a bike. We have all, at one point in our lives, come into a new situation and not known how to properly adapt to

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A Piece of Freedom

In this world, we are surrounded by so many different people with so many different opinions and perspectives. Although there is always two sides to every story, is it wrong for me to say that there is definitely more than just two? It’s a great thing to have different opinions and sides to things, as

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Stone In My Pocket

Whenever I come to this place, all I can think of is him. I’ve never moved on. He said he would be back someday. After waiting many years, I’m starting to believe it was all a dream, until today. I found the stone again. That made my thoughts go all the way back to the

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The Bridge Into The Mist…

Looking into the mist, I saw a small outline of a mountain. The mountain I am going to walk. I put my bag of gear down, got out my bright torch. I shined the torch into the distance and in front of me was a small bridge. I smiled and zipped up my coat and

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Cliffside Tale

She stood there, gazing at the foggy cliffside. Her chestnut brown hair cascaded down her back like a waterfall, while her bronze eyes glistened in the shadows. Her cheeks were as red as roses and they had small brown freckles layered upon them. She wore a snowy-white shirt, with dark blue jeans; her mind was

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Gebo

When I looked at the picture, I immediately felt like, hey, why don’t I make a story out of this picture! It might be great! The picture reminded me of my time at school. I felt lonely and I felt sad just looking at it. It inspired me to write this down. There was a

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The Golden Tusks

A long time ago there was a mum and a baby elephant, they were hunted frequently because they had very beautiful and decorated golden tusks. These very unlucky elephants were being hunted by a group very, very dangerous. Now, the two magnificent elephants had already been hunted in the past, but had managed to escape.

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Broken Boats

Waves crashing, tumbling down, buckets of raindrops spilling from the sky. Sailing out, past the horizon, in despicable weather. A tsunami-like wave, swallowing the boats whole… 20 Years Later Stepping onto the hard mattress, reaching up, pushing open the cracked, muddy window, not one foreboding feeling, just a determined look on her face. She had

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The Unknown

The sound made me tremble,  “shoo shoo.” I was rushing up the hill.  I couldn’t tell where the sound was coming from or what it was, all I knew was that I was lost.  With my broken glasses and torn backpack, I went to find shelter. So many thoughts were scrambling for attention in my

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Devastation

Shocked and utterly horrified, I stare across the vast, dying valley. Thoughts of horror and dismay torment my mind, the look of sorrow and desperation flashed across my face. I felt like a husk, as lifeless as the forest I now stand in, what was once a beautiful paradise brimming with life, now a dead,

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The survivors of the deep

The horizon hung lower than usual .There was a golden crisp colour left over from the burning sun, it was a chilly afternoon  and  two of the best known boats , ‘The survivors of the deep’ , had just pulled up from one  of their latest boat tours .Once again it had followed its name

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Shipwreck

Waking up to complete darkness, I couldn’t remember a thing, and I had a horrible headache. As I lay there, staring at the wood ceiling, I snapped out of my daze and finally realized where I was. I was in the bottom deck of a ship. Staring at the ceiling started to get boring, so

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Quicksand

I caught a glimpse of them from my bedroom window. Two lonely boats, shipwrecked on the beach of my town. It was a shock. No one had ever been seen on that beach since that horrifying day two years ago. I still struggle to talk about it. I lost my brother that day. He had

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The Lost Boat

Gentle autumn breeze and scarlet leaves never fail to bring a smile on my face. With a cup of coffee in my hand, I gazed at the newspaper, only to find on the front page that a sunken boat from 1942 in WW2, was found and brought back to the surface, from the deepest depths

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Alone

Alone – it doesn’t matter where, the word keeps cropping up. Sea of people at the shops, alone. In class picking partners, an odd number, the one left alone. Or where I am now, surrounded by fog in the Breacon Beacons – alone. Does it really matter if I’m not with others? It shouldn’t, but

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Lost at Sea

It was yet another beautiful British Summer day. The sun was beaming and the sea was glistening clear, with the fish swimming all around. I was overjoyed because today was the day, the day I’d been waiting for. I was going to meet my grandparents and go on the Lady Grace with them (that’s what

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Inspiration

Rays of light shone through the gap in the mountains, illuminating the camp and enveloping it in a warm glow. A young man, just 21, woke from underneath the primitive shelter, the sun’s rays forcing him to shield his eyes with a scarred hand. His face, once full of life, was now devoid of colour

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