Write Stuff

Intermediate. Years 7/8/9

Christmas was a Blast

By Samuel Rohland, year 9, Elizabeth College

It was a frosty winter morning and I was off too my job as a mall Santa. Now, you may be wondering why a mall Santa? It all began when I was seven. I was celebrating Christmas and we went out for a walk and out of nowhere a man dressed as Santa shot my mom and dad and stole all their money. I got moved to an orphanage, but every Christmas I didn’t get one single present and I got bullied for that, so I made it my life goal to destroy Christmas.
After years of plotting and planning, my plans were finally going underway. It was two weeks before Christmas and the mall was heaving with the cacophony of children. My grotto filled with the scent of Christmas spices and chocolaty children, as the stream of chatter passed through my grotto, grabbing presents whilst I said, “Leave it under the tree and don’t open it before Christmas.”
Which made my headache intensify. I had a few doubts, David Diller, my elf, tried to become friends with me. He was bullied as well but he survived. My pain was too dark. Too deep. I made sure that his children chose books.
As Christmas crawled closer people become even more frantic. The noise levels rose. Finally, Christmas Eve was here, I gave out the last present and locked up for the final time. As I sat on my porch breathing in the cold midnight air I thought about the 100s of fluffy toys with the timed incendiary device nestled in their soft bellies. As the church bells chimed at Christmas, I listened in satisfaction, to the wail of the sirens across the city.

Liked this story? Read another one.

The complete stories will be available to read once the competition has finished.

Happy birthday

On the early morning of Tom's birthday party, his parents had encountered a minor dilemma.

By Harry Reade, year 9, St Sampson’s School

Read story

The Lawyer

“Would the defendant please take to the stand.” Quickly putting his hair comb back in his pocket, Robert entered the court-room...

By Francois Cloete, year 9, Elizabeth College

Read story

THE GANG OF THREE!

In the year 2000 there was a particular gang that ruled London...

By Joe Williams, year 7, St Sampson’s School

Read story

A Writer's Obssesion

It was sometime in May when I finally met Mr Green. He greeted me at the door and immediately herded...

By Casper Bailey, year 9, Elizabeth College

Read story

The Figure

I could hear a voice but an unfamiliar voice different deep and slightly scary.

By Ashton Pleasant, year 7, Elizabeth College

Read story

Browse stories by category

Primary. Up to age 11 (years 3, 4, 5, 6)

Intermediate: Up to age 14 (years 7, 8, 9)

Secondary: Age 15 and over (year 10 plus)