Ages 4-8, Ages 8-12

#211 – The Tale of Axel and the Room of Doors

The sounds of the removalist truck could be heard disappearing down the road as Axel started examining every nook and every cranny of his and his mother’s new house. Axel was exploring underneath the stairs when he came across a tiny wooden door, painted cream with a brass door handle. There was enough light from […]

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Ages 4-8, Ages 8-12

#202 – The Tale of a Mermaid’s Tail

We tried to be welcoming to Sparkles when she first arrived, but, apparently, she wasn’t in the mood to be welcomed. Before her, there were only two other mermaids I’d had the pleasure of introducing to the colony. It meant that I knew the process to follow when Sparkles arrived, however. First, I stared at […]

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Ages 4-8, Ages 8-12

#192 – The Tale of the Sloth and Everybody Else

Sloth woke up when the sun was just starting to turn the sky orange. Not doing a great deal every day was thirsty work, so sloth struggled to stop his thoughts from drifting towards the image of the jungle waterhole. Following a lengthy yawn and an even longer stretch, Sloth started making his way down […]

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Ages 4-8, Ages 8-12

#190 – The Tale of Jane’s Robot

Being Jane’s robot is not a chore in the slightest. There are plenty of rumours about other robots who are forced to complete mundane tasks such as picking up boxes and moving them from one end of a room to the other and repeating this process on an infinite loop. There are stories about robots […]

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Ages 4-8, Ages 8-12

#189 – The Tale of the Great Stage in the Sky

Damien had become obsessed with the sky, but couldn’t figure out how to get there. When he asked his friends, Kilo and Bronte, for their thoughts during recess one day, they rattled on about some people out of town who had attempted flying once or twice, but no-one was remotely capable of reaching as high […]

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