Poems & short stories

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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.
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In a re-invention of the Classic Alice in Wonderland tale, Alice reflects on the fantasies and frustrations associated with achieving her dream: studying dance at the famous Juilliard School in New York. This story was written by Fred Wong ...
A young boy and girl take a strange journey to a different era, where the line between illusion and reality is blurred. This story was written by Larissa Tang, from South Island School
A girl is unhappy about having to spend the day in the park with her older cousin, Felix. But then she is forced to ask for his help, only for him to disappear.
As I looked out at the horizon and the blue-green ocean, the outline of the island of Po Toi was slowly becoming larger and more detailed. I skimmed my hand on the water's surface and watched the white splashes coming out from underneath the speedboat as it bumped through the waves. I watched...
In a moving essay that won the top prize at the Junior Writers Award, Yeung Lok-chi tells how his late cousin's heroic battle against cancer continues to motivate him.
It was late at night, and the wind whispered outside the window. Leaves rustled against trees. Here I was, lying on my bed and staring at the ceiling.
The first time I saw Tristan was on one inconspicuous day of November in 2006. It was just beginning to change from autumn to winter and the air was chilly. He was standing on the side of the street in a blue puffy jacket and dark worn jeans. His shoulder-length hair whipped over his face, blurring...
Student Reo Shoshi imagines travelling back to the discovery of the New World in the 15th century
Bianca Chan 15, Maryknoll Convent School
I was born on the day of festivity, when the official establishment of our nation was declared. I was born into an era of stability and prosperity, where the last of the radical thinkers were finally eradicated.
Summer Story 2013 Never Guess_L
It's like being underwater - although it's easier to move around and you can breathe. But it's still frustrating. At first, I'd blast music in my room, slam ...