Ages 8-12

#177 – The Tale of Benjamin and the Canary

Early one Tuesday morning, perched on the small, wooden bar of her cage in J&J’s Pet Store, a Canary named Lila was rocking backwards and forwards while having a spectacular dream. While in the deepest part of her sleep, the fluorescent lights lining the roof of the store came on, waking her up and putting […]

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Ages 8-12

#174 – The Tale of Flick the City Falcon

Flick perched herself on the street lamp, her curious eyes scanning for signs of life from her unique perspective. The grey clouds smothered the sky and occasionally rolled over the peaks of the skyscrapers, their waves reforming into a single mass as they continued their journey from one side of the horizon to the other. […]

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Ages 8-12

#173 – The Tale of Bennett the Beaver

Bennett the Beaver stood on the river bank, staring at the colony’s so-called masterpiece. He certainly didn’t feel the same level of enthusiasm the other beavers felt for their project. There was a definite disproportionate feeling of disappointment given the amount of time everyone had spent on this abysmal excuse for a dam. There was […]

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Ages 8-12

#172 – The Tale of The Boy and The Beast

The potent smell of rotting wood coming from the log in front of me had faded into the background. I kept my head high enough so that I could see The Beast, but low enough so that it could not see me. The Beast’s eyesight wasn’t as sharp as it used to be, but he […]

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Ages 8-12

#171 – The Tale of Toby the Time-Traveller

​A slither of sunlight broke through the gap in Toby Botrill’s curtains and beat down on his face. His mother knocked on his bedroom door and entered his room to make sure he was awake. Satisfied, she closed the door behind her and Toby lay in bed rubbing his eyes, thinking about what could have […]

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