Poems & short stories

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A Good Hope student and two members of the Hong Kong branch of Pen International talk about why poetry matters to them – and why it should matter to you.
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Real life, dreams and fantasy_L
I glanced out the window at the magical scene. Snowflakes were falling from the sky, and, seemingly oblivious to the cold, children ran around screaming and laughing, building snowmen and hurling snowballs at each other.
Turn a new leaf_L
It's true that, while you can choose your friends, you can't choose your family. Last year, I was an ordinary 17-year-old girl, living a middle-class life in a flat in the New Territories with my parents and my elder brother.
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The letter arrived in a mysterious way - it turned up under my pillow. How it managed to get there, I have no idea. It was a typical Monday morning, 6.30am, and still dark outside. Despite its small..
Santa, I'll get you next year!
The Christmas Mission by Melissa Tan. Sometimes in life there are things even a genius can't explain...
Illustrations: Brian Wang and Angela Ho
The Snowflake is Isabella Di Caro's beautiful Christmas story. It is about two snowflakes that don't melt and two hearts that do...

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