Ages 8-12

#205 – The Tale of Rusty The Scuba Guardian

They called me Rusty. In fact, they’d called me Rusty for so long that I’d forgotten what my real name was. Besides that, any other name would not have felt right, anyway. You see, I am – was – a scuba diver. Nowadays I like to think of myself as more of a guardian than […]

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Ages 8-12

#204 – The Tale of Noah the Frogboy

The sight of the grasshopper flitting about in the container forced Noah Chilton’s stomach to grumble and his lips to separate. His tongue was on the verge of becoming a major attraction for his classmates when Julia Harolds sneezed, lifting the curtain on his insect daydream. Noah snatched his tongue back into place and scanned […]

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Ages 8-12, Poems

#203 – 10,000 Pencils [A Poem]

Two years and two days and 10,000 pencils, No tracing or reprints or cheap, plastic stencils. From a dot to a line from a shape to a figure, A symbol of thoughts from my brain to my fingers. A mark on the page meant the white was now tainted, With another damned hope that this […]

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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 8-12

#201 – The Tale of an Unwanted Gift

The orb gave off such an enticing golden glow that I was surprised by how light it was when I first picked it up, almost as if it wanted me to carry it. I knew, however, that it was the creature sitting up in the tree, watching me pick up the orb, who wanted me […]

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Ages 8-12

#200 – The Uplifting Tale of a Real-Life Superhero

It’s not every day you get to meet a real-life superhero. I used to ​believe that, anyway. Right up until the day that I met Nolan Hemmingsworth. Nolan was there the first time my family and I went down to Mansfield Lake. Being from the city, we had thought it appropriate to bring our colourful […]

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