Ages 4-8, Ages 8-12

#142 – The Inflated Tale of a Purple Balloon

She lay on top of the plastic tablecloth​, her heart racing whenever one of the Osborne family members walked close by. The wonderful smell of a freshly baked cake filled the room and there were already four or five presents wrapped neatly at the other end of the table. The balloon stared at the shiny, […]

Read more
Ages 8-12

#141 – The Tale of Quinn and the Two Puppets

Quinn lifted his head and slipped the dragon on to his right hand. He raised his hand up and stared with a blank face into his bedroom mirror. Two weeks away. The talent show is only two weeks away. He closed his eyes and made an effort to slow his breathing while he concentrated on […]

Read more
Ages 8-12

#139 – The Tale of an Igloo Where it Did Not Belong

Once upon a time, in a seemingly insignificant desert town known as Charleville, a man whose full name was Everett Garrison Jones was slowly walking up the dirt road that ran through the town’s centre, keeping watch for anything that might be unsettling to its citizens. Being the sheriff of Charleville was a role he […]

Read more
Ages 4-8

#138 – The Tale of Daisy and the Pocket Rainbow

Once upon a time, a young girl named Daisy had been stuck inside playing for most of the day due to the rain outside. When the rain finally stopped, she walked towards to the park with her mother and father in the hopes of playing on her favourite slide. They were very nearly there when […]

Read more
Ages 8-12

#137 – The Tale of a Tree in the Forest

Once upon a time, in a beautiful forest that was yet to be placed on any map, there lived a Redwood tree named Acacia that was as noble as she was tall. Acacia had been alive for so long that she was now the tallest tree in the forest. On the day this occurred, she […]

Read more
Ages 8-12

#136 – The Tale of a Life Under the Ocean

Olivia Granger was battling the wind as she headed towards the wooden pier at the end of Lawson’s Bay. She had grown up visiting this beautiful beach and had done so much exploring over the years that she had learned the difference between the best rocks to climb to get the best views of a […]

Read more