Write Stuff

Primary. Years 3/4/5/6

The Pixie Woods

By Christina Kennedy, year 5, Elizabeth College

Maria stood in the meadow, her long, wavy hair fluttering around her shoulders. She gazed out to the glittering sapphire sea when a familiar voice snapped her back to her senses.

“Hi,” giggled Amy, laughing at her friend’s astonishment.

“H-how did you get here?” stuttered Maria, still suffering from shock.

“I crawled, anyway I was wondering if you want to go mushrooming?” asked Amy, her blonde ponytail swinging as she got to her feet.

“Oh I would love to!” Maria exclaimed. “I’ll race you to the Pixie Woods.”

“On your marks, get set, GO!” yelled Amy. Maria was faster than Amy and soon took the lead. Maria sprinted across the meadow and was not far inside the Pixie Woods when suddenly she felt herself being lifted off the ground, her feet dangling over the woodland floor. Her beautiful brown hair became entangled in the low branches of a birch tree. She twisted and wriggled, when all of a sudden the branches gave way and she felt herself drifting down, down into a black whirlpool of nothingness. Amy had come sprinting up at the sound of cracking branches and her friend struggling. She looked on in shock and terror at the sight she beheld. Amy started screaming and sobbing for help, but when she regained control she ran home to fetch help.

When Maria awoke she found herself lying in bed with a bandage across her forehead. There was a knock on the door and Amy entered, looking worried. Maria propped herself upright and beckoned for Amy to sit down. They chatted and ate cookies when suddenly Maria asked why Amy wasn’t at school.

“It’s four o’clock, Maria,” Amy explained. “You’ve slept through most of the day. Don’t worry, you’ll be back in a couple of weeks.”

And Amy was right.

Liked this story? Read another one.

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

THE GIRL

There was a simple little girl who had to have medical attention. The poor girl’s name was Alice...

By Leah Batiste, year 6, Notre Dame School

Read story

Did Death Come

Derick’s face turned red, his fists lifted and flew towards the head of Clown School.

By Grace Coulson, year 6, La Houguette School

Read story

Mip and Max's adventure

One day Max the little lop eared rabbit was going on a walk to get some berries from the forest.

By Luciane wilson, year 6, La Houguette School

Read story

A friend no longer

Gazing at the stars, Taylor peered out of her window. Her mouth was pursed and her eyes lit up...

By Holly De La Haye, year 6, La Houguette School

Read story

Magic Bob

One day Magic Bob went into Manchester and started spending lots of money on sports kit. His favouri...

By Alex Paul, year 6, 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)