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A Head Boy who everyone looks up to shares the harsh truths behind his successes and that sometimes, the blood, sweat and tears go unreported.
The wind creaked through the open window and sang me a bitter lullaby. I pulled my thin sheets tighter around me, attempting in vain to block out the icy chill in the air. The slim makeshift bed sheet did nothing to cushion me from the cool hard surface of the bathtub.
As a lonely young writer struggles to deal with anxiety, the ocean becomes the one place where they find solace and inspiration.
A young boy forms a peculiar friendship and learns about the beauty of nature - but is it too little too late as the world becomes increasingly polluted by its own inhabitants?
Despite his tough childhood, Sheldon Chan is determined to overcome his struggles, ignore the school bullies and make his dad proud.
When a rookie photographer is sent to the local landfill, he ends up taking on more than he bargained for.
Cara Lin wants nothing more than to be able to sing in front of an audience. But when no one is willing to listen, she realises that it's up to her to make herself heard.
A tree in the forest finds out that he is happiest when he is being himself. This story was written by Harry Ng Ting-hang, a 17-year-old student at King Ling College.
Calling all budding creative writers: the 2017 Summer Short Story competition is now open! Enter for a chance to win a prize and get your work published in Young Post.
This is the winning entry in Young Post’s 2016 Winter Short Story competition, which offers a grand prize of an iPad Air 2! Each week during the winter holiday, we published one of the finalists’ stories, showcasing the author’s writing skills and creativity.
If you ask Yew Chung International School’s Michelle Lo what it takes to be a good writer, she’ll tell you crafting a story with layers of meaning and subtext requires creativity. “If your writing style is monotone, people are going to stop reading. It’s boring. Having a tight narrative style helps...

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