Intermediate. Years 7/8/9

My Imaginary worlds

By Molly Staples, year 9, Castel School

“Do not go deeper than 47 metres,” the instructor barked, “ I repeat: do not go deeper than 47 metres. Your gear will let you know if you go deeper.”

Why 47 metres? What would happen if I went one metre deeper? Just one? What harm could it do?

Three. I gaze back at the instructor. He gives me the thumbs up.

Two. I take one last deep breath.

One. I leap forward.

It’s a whole new world under here. The immense vast rocks keep me contained. Everywhere I look, there’s new life that I have never seen before. In every nook and cranny there’s even more to explore: Seaweed dancing all around; Coral reef standing so still like a soldier; Fish scales glimmering like a shooting star. Suddenly, I remember: I must not go deeper than 47 metres.

I fiddle with my oxygen tank. I’ve already been down here for half an hour. It feels like I’ve been down here for a lifetime. What more could possibly be down here? I go deeper and deeper…


Like lightning, I dart a look at my oxygen tank. I’ve reached the deepest you can go, 47 metres.


It’s harder to breathe. Gasping for air, I push on.


What would happen if I went one more metre deeper?


I spot something.


I swim straight down.


I take a final glimpse back up. I take my final breath.

I blink back to the past.

“Do not go deeper than 47 metres. I repeat. Do not go deeper than 47 metres. Your gear will let you know if you go any deeper.” The instructor barked.

Why 47 metres? What would happen if I went one metre deeper? Just one? What harm could it do?

Enjoyed this story? Read another one.


By Hamish Buchanan, year 4, Notre Dame School

Years ago in my old dusty attic I found a stick, a sword and a key but a few weeks later I noticed it was no ordinary sword.

Read story

An Unusual Day

By Callum Simmonds, year 7, Elizabeth College

After a while it was already dark in this new world, a crimson moon was rising, and a dark blanket was being wrapped round the earth..

Read story

Ying Yang World

By Imijen Leale, year 5, Vauvert School

In the world of Ying Yang, half of the world is moody and the other side is happy...

Read story

sea land

By declan wallace, year 9, La Mare de Carteret School

It was a sunny day at the beach. There were fish and all other sea animals walking around everywhere ...

Read story

The dream

By Harley Uddin, year 6, Amherst School

It was silent. The stones stood like statues as Linx Lerk stood beside them. Linx was terrified of the bone-crunching teeth and the skin-ripping claw...

Read story

It's Easter Egg Time

By Jessica Le Gallais, year 7, La Mare de Carteret School

We all went on a plane to go to Easter Egg Land.Then we got off the plane. I was excited..

Read story

The Bloodcurdling Building

By Matilda Cole, year 6, Notre Dame School

The bloodcurdling building I didn’t mean to kill her. That one atrocious night ruined my whole...

Read story

The Exploring Kid

By Jacques Hugo, year 8, La Mare de Carteret School

On Saturday 21 March, 2020 in the morning at 08:59 in a bedroom, asleep, a boy called John ... "John, wake up...

Read story

Candy world

By amara milford, year 5, Amherst School

Over in the galaxy there's a ginormous planet called Candy world. It's very fun and every...

Read story

Soshi - Moshi

By Elle Murphy, year 10+, St Sampson’s School

In the land of the Soshi Moshi, where cuddly monsters of any kind are normal, there lay a vibrant...

Read story

View entries by category

Get Inspired

Read the entries to previous WriteStuff competitions.