Poems & short stories
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...
(As Jackson cannot speak out loud, the words in italics represent his thoughts.)
A boy and a girl struggle to keep their friendship alive when they are separated. This story was written by Serena Tam, a student at Hong Kong International School.
In the future, Hongkongers are appeased by things that make their life easy and comfortable, and have given up caring about anything or anyone.
Hello, my name is Number 2047 and I am a Glitch. It wasn’t my fault, I swear. I didn’t ask to be a Glitch, nor did I do anything wrong. It was simply an oversight.
A new chief executive has ambitious plans for the city, but not everyone agrees with his vision.
A teenager finds he is never at ease, and it’s all to do with a past he tried to leave behind 13 years ago. This story was written by Armaan Dayal, a student at King George V school.
When the city descends into chaos, one man must make some tough choices to save the future. This story was written by Timothy Tang from King George V School.