Intermediate. Years 7/8/9


First place in Intermediate category

The Red Terror

By Sam Brown, year 7, Elizabeth College

Alfred looked back at the shores of the island from his boat. He wasn’t going to see them again for a long time, if at all. The thought of him never making it back sent shivers down his spine. But then he thought, if he didn’t go at all, he’d die anyway. They all knew what was coming. The Red Terror had already corrupted all the other southern isles and before long the isle of survivors would see the same fate. They all knew it would happen, but Alfred was the only one who was doing anything about it.

Alfred had heard of wizards of the north who could cure awful diseases, just like the Red Terror, but no one from the north particularly liked the people of the south. They thought of the men of the south as peasants, beggars, unworthy to live. But really they were scared of them, thinking if they went anywhere near them they’d catch the Red Terror that had claimed so many innocent lives already. Alfred believed that maybe the wizards would understand, for legends say that their wisdom is unmatched in the race of men.

The water was calm the morning Alfred left, with a gentle breeze behind him. Since then, the wind had picked up and dark clouds loomed menacingly in the sky. A storm was brewing, he could tell. Suddenly, lightning blasted to the top of a tall rock sticking high out of the water, and Alfred realised where he was. Quickly, he grabbed a map out from the boat’s hull. He’d drifted far of course, toward the Sea of Skulls. The tall rock was the edge of the Sea of Skulls, and sailors called the rock ‘Kraken’s Tentacle’. Just then, a huge eye appeared below the surface of the water.

Enjoyed this story? Read another one.

The World of Dance

By Grace Bougourd, year 6, Amherst School

“Why can there be no dancing?” asked Bella. “How dare you ask me that, it's none of your business...

Read story

The Unicorn, the Snowman and the Wardrobe.

By Sinead Pinchemain, year 5, Amherst School

Once upon a dusty attic, there was a girl named Angel. She was a UNICORN!!!...

Read story

Submerged

By Lewis Hodge, year 5, Amherst School

As the silent moon hovered above, Marth leaped off the damp cliff, plunging into the arctic depths b...

Read story

The Good, The Evil and The Lost.

By Connor Mahy, year 9, Grammar School

“They called me insane, and look at me now.”...

Read story

The Red Menace

By Caleb Vinning, year 9, Grammar School

The deep red menace released a legendary roar. The booming sound sent the party of three stumbling b...

Read story

Peter Rabbit's magical adventure

By Holly Dorey, year 8, La Mare de Carteret School

One day, Peter Rabbit escaped from his cage. He wanted to go to school to find Holly...

Read story

The Poachers

By Iris Wakelin, year 6, Blanchelande School

Usually I look up to the moon and see the pearly, white sphere from the pea green deck chair but tonight, it was different.

Read story

The Powerful Playset

By Moana Marquis, year 6, Amherst School

Cheerfully, the children were playing with Eddie’s new playset that he got for his 6th birthday. Al...

Read story

Puzzle Aim World

By Mia-Paige De Carteret, year 6, Amherst School

On May 1st 2019, a few friends went to PUZZLE AIM WORLD with an adult. Poppy invited her friends to...

Read story

The three islands

By Izabel Vidamour, year 7, Grammar School

In a daze, I woke up. Where was I? Pink sand, green sky and the strong smell of my mum’s cherry perfume...

Read story

View entries by category

Get Inspired

Read the entries to previous WriteStuff competitions.