Senior. Years 10+


By Peter Birch, year 10+, Elizabeth College

The sun was setting over the horizon; the sky shining gold and the lake as ever glassy smooth. The way it reflected light was strange and unlike anything you see in the world. There are many a tale about mirror lake. Every year people try to find out what is going on. But no matter how many try no one. No one ever returns from those twisted waters.

The stories that are told of this not so natural phenomenon range from ghosts and ghouls to mythical creatures and Loch Ness monsters. I do not believe any of these tales.

Suddenly, my old friend comes out of the blue and shocks me.

“Hello mate, you still want to; go for a swim,” he says with a glint of excitement in his voice.

“Of course,” I reply reluctantly. “We’ve been planning this for years; how could I not want to go.”

So off we went, walking in dead silence both secretly dreading what could happen. Before we know it, we were there. Standing on the end of the old dock which jutted out over the water. My toes jutted out over the edge, my gaze focused on the water staring at my reflection which was staring straight back at me. I didn’t notice Justin walking round behind me. Getting closer. And closer…

Then It happened.

Feeling a sharp push, I fell; but I didn’t hit a wall of water. I fell through the water and landed on the other side. The lake wasn’t full of water. It was a gateway to an identical world.

“Hello,” I shouted. My words just rang back at me. I was alone completely alone. Everything was identical to the real world. Except there was no water in the lake and not a single soul in sight.

Enjoyed this story? Read another one.


By Jack Meerveld, year 7, Elizabeth College

Asiland Asiland was at its darkest times: the sun that used to shine its bright, golden light upon all...

Read story

Sector 7

By Rohan Morris, year 6, Amherst School

The first thing I remember was the feel, something vice-like clamped me to a wall. ‘Wake up.’ a grow...

Read story


By Isabella Marsh, year 8, La Mare de Carteret School

There I was wandering around the forbidden forest of the magical kingdom at 12 am midnight. Within t...

Read story

The house!

By Taylor Brehaut, year 6, Vauvert School

“Where am I?” I asked as I looked around. My voice echoed around a colossal crater-like ditch in the ground...

Read story

The fight between the Blues and the Dark

By Leon Norman-Gavey, year 6, Amherst School

The Blues found out that the Dark side were keeping some of their own people in jail so they were making a plan...

Read story

The wave of terror.

By Gareth Evans, year 6, Vauvert School

“We have finally found it!” John Gloomy called, and I stood next to him looking down the rocky mount...

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

Under Threat

By Archie Annan, year 10+, Elizabeth College

His population was at its most vulnerable. The cerulean blue ocean was gradually beginning to rise a...

Read story

Firebreak Ops

By Floyd Johns, year 7, Les Beaucamps School

I’ve just been logged on as Dingy12345 and I’m leaping into a game called Black ops 4

Read story

The Castle In The Clouds

By Remy Sykes, year 7, Grammar School

Gasping, I looked up in astonishment at the strange little man in front of me. 'This isn't real...

Read story

View entries by category

Get Inspired

Read the entries to previous WriteStuff competitions.