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Stories for Young Writer

Nobody knew who he was. Or where he came from. Only that he lived on the traffic island in the middle of the intersection and had one arm. When he first a ...More

Fiction, Mystery, Young Writer
Lilah Hughes | The commuting Book
Lilah Hughes

September 22   ●  4 min read

We flip on the trampoline and wince as our fragile flesh scrapes the net. We stare at screens try to improve our eyesight by gazing deep into the pixelated worl ...More

Young Writer
Chloe Morrison-Clarke | The commuting Book
Chloe Morrison-Clarke

September 3   ●  1 min read

In my game, Zombies roam. In my game, Creepers groan. In my game, skeletons run with arrows & bows. In my game, I am the only good guy. In my ...More

Young Writer
Dylan Wright | The commuting Book
Dylan Wright

September 2   ●  1 min read

Miraculously the Yellow dagger Somehow appeared on the Table next to the Elevating bottle Really, this was all very strange Yet, started making sense. ...More

Fantasy & Science Fiction, Young Writer
Hannah Share | The commuting Book
Hannah Share

September 16   ●  1 min read

I am lost in countless dizzying turns and endless corridors. A bare light bulb flickers as I pass beneath it. I flinch involuntarily. Ping! The fami ...More

Fiction, Mystery, Young Writer
Tallulah Raumati Costa | The commuting Book
Tallulah Raumati Costa

September 22   ●  4 min read

His fur is silky black, blue eyes wild, teeth glistening white – white like the snow that fell last winter, like the oleander that grows by the ...More

Young Writer
Krissie Bearsley | The commuting Book
Krissie Bearsley

February 24   ●  6 min read

Hazel leaned over, brushing her lips against her sister’s forehead. “Goodbye.” She fumbled with the window, shoving it open, greeted by a g ...More

Action & Adventure, Drama, Young Writer
Emma Warwick | The commuting Book
Emma Warwick

September 7   ●  3 min read

“Come on, Moon, it’s time to hunt.” Sunrise went first to check if there was any danger. Moon tried to go before Sunrise had said the coast was c ...More

Young Writer
Bronnie Homer | The commuting Book
Bronnie Homer

February 24   ●  4 min read

My monster is quite unique With a certain frame of mind He specialises in fear, you know The very best of his kind Although he creaks the floorboards (ju ...More

Young Writer
Molly Laurence | The commuting Book
Molly Laurence

September 1   ●  1 min read

The talk and chatter of my family over the hum of the radio, beneath the conversations of the sheep and the rustle of plants, dancing in the wind. All thi ...More

Young Writer
Clara Giller | The commuting Book
Clara Giller

September 4   ●  1 min read

Yessssss, I thought the first day of Lockdown Breakfast was yum on the first day of Lockdown It was cloudy School was out on the first day of Lockdown ...More

Young Writer
Zara Rooney | The commuting Book
Zara Rooney

December 10   ●  2 min read

“What else will I need?” “Just that will be enough.” I finish filling my drink bottle and prepare myself for the unknown, not knowing if I will come o ...More

Young Writer
Arona | The commuting Book
Arona

November 22   ●  4 min read

Grayce huddled in the dark of her bedroom. The slithering sound came again, something scraping, knocking. Scrape-knock-knock-slide-slither. So ...More

Action & Adventure, Drama, Fiction, Mystery, Young Writer
Sarah-Kate Simons | The commuting Book
Sarah-Kate Simons

September 16   ●  3 min read

The strap pinches my neck. My fingers poise above the keys. Moonlight highlights the skeletal frame of my alto saxophone. I stretch my eyes out into the ...More

Young Writer
Monica Koster | The commuting Book
Monica Koster

December 10   ●  3 min read

Kiss frogs. Sleep for 100 years. Turn into a human and not speaking. Sneak out late at night. Change your mum into a bear and back again. Lose your shoes. F ...More

Young Writer
Jessica McLister | The commuting Book
Jessica McLister

March 27   ●  1 min read

Oh bicycle, Oh bicycle, I shall call you Amelia. Amelia, Amelia, I love you so. You carry me around. Amelia, Amelia, Riding you is divine. You are the reason I ...More

Young Writer
Alex Wylie | The commuting Book
Alex Wylie

November 17   ●  1 min read

Polly lounges in her usual spot at McDonalds, fourth table from the right. She studies the colour of the wall behind her. Red, her favourite colour. Tha ...More

Young Writer
Emily Tipper | The commuting Book
Emily Tipper

September 2   ●  1 min read

Inspiration: “Hide and Seek” by Wongi “Freak” Wilson Artwork location, details and photo credit https://watchthisspace.org.nz/artwor ...More

Inspired by Street Art, Young Writer
Hazel Young | The commuting Book
Hazel Young

February 13   ●  1 min read

Despite the Lockdown the tides continue to tumble and dance against the land’s surfaces each trying to reach their destination. Each grit of sand ...More

Young Writer
Zoe Barson | The commuting Book
Zoe Barson

December 10   ●  2 min read

I shuffle forward, cautious of not popping the two-metre bubble that surrounds every person around me. I look behind and see people lost and confused ...More

Young Writer
Bianca Rees | The commuting Book
Bianca Rees

December 10   ●  4 min read

Feijoas roll down the roof to be pecked by the birds startling the rats which scurry above. A grimy workbench dusty with tools next to a soggy, wet lead c ...More

Fiction, Young Writer
Georgia Daniell | The commuting Book
Georgia Daniell

December 19   ●  1 min read

The murmur of voices Are symphony to flashing lights Tapping keys Coloured lines of code Changing Adjusting Advancing. Jumbles of letters Make up words I can’ ...More

Non Fiction, Young Writer
Chloe Morrison-Clarke | The commuting Book
Chloe Morrison-Clarke

March 27   ●  2 min read

When someone tells you to picture a magician, what do you think of? Daniel Radcliffe, complete with a wand and broomstick? Or perhaps a cheesy performer wit ...More

Biography & Memoir, Non Fiction, Young Writer
Amelia Kirkness | The commuting Book
Amelia Kirkness

September 22   ●  9 min read

Zzzzz ….. zzzz ……. An annoying noise was causing hindrance to my much desired afternoon nap. I somehow manage to open my eyes partially, and with half ...More

Young Writer
Srinika Guha | The commuting Book
Srinika Guha

February 23   ●  4 min read

I miss you, Life Outside the Gate. ​My gate isn’t very high, but now it feels like the top is touching the clouds. ​Whenever I think about before eve ...More

Young Writer
Betty Mackay | The commuting Book
Betty Mackay

December 10   ●  1 min read

knitted scarves wrap around her neck while legs freeze beneath leopard-                                print leggings canvas s ...More

Young Writer
Elizabeth Steel | The commuting Book
Elizabeth Steel

February 23   ●  1 min read

Dear Earth, Before we go, we’d just like to say a few things. When we first arrived, we were born into a world that (so it seemed) you had adapted ...More

Young Writer
Chloe Morrison-Clarke | The commuting Book
Chloe Morrison-Clarke

September 2   ●  2 min read

Inspired by a brooch made from bullets, Kaiapoi Museum.   The bullets are usually found in the sand, often around a day after a battle, make sure it’s ...More

Young Writer
Kaelani Pockson | The commuting Book
Kaelani Pockson

September 3   ●  1 min read

Flowers. There are a lot of flowers. Every day someone crouches by me, one hand on their heart and the other holding a bunch of flowers. Lilies, lilac ...More

Non Fiction, NZ History, Young Writer
Olivia Ruland | The commuting Book
Olivia Ruland

September 22   ●  1 min read

Looking for somewhere to bide your time until Ragnarok? Well, look no further! Valhalla provides a number of move-in-ready houses at affordable prices and ...More

Young Writer
Isabel Botkin | The commuting Book
Isabel Botkin

September 2   ●  1 min read

When a baby is born, it’s the happiest day of your life You are handed a bundle of perfection, You make a promise to be the baby’s protecto ...More

Young Writer
Rosie Cruickshank | The commuting Book
Rosie Cruickshank

September 2   ●  2 min read

I am a kākāpō. I live in Whenua Hou (Codfish Island). I BOOM rimu berries. They are delicious. I TWEET mosses and ferns. They are padded. I HOOT-HOOT baby k ...More

Young Writer
Carlos Ruiz-Ayala | The commuting Book
Carlos Ruiz-Ayala

August 28   ●  1 min read

My garden was always my haven. How could it not be, when I spent half my life in a sulphury darkness? I had a villa, marble and gold, fragranced w ...More

Young Writer
Molly Laurence | The commuting Book
Molly Laurence

September 2   ●  2 min read

When I pick her up she feels warm and frail. She’s like a giraffe sticking her neck high above the canopy searching for a decent snack. When she f ...More

Fiction, Young Writer
Blake Lucas | The commuting Book
Blake Lucas

December 19   ●  1 min read

I was two years old when I got my first bike It was better than your little trike We found it in the bushes My dad fixed it up for me He welded it back togeth ...More

Young Writer
Ted Schroeder | The commuting Book
Ted Schroeder

November 17   ●  1 min read

You can do it for fitness You can do it for play You can ride your bike All of the day When you drive in a car It creates pollution Join with me Start the ...More

Fiction, Young Writer
Cooper Harris | The commuting Book
Cooper Harris

December 19   ●  1 min read

A pirate ran off with my heart today, stitched it to his billowing sleeve, which was sweet, I suppose. He pilfered my shirt too, refusing to do his ...More

Young Writer
Freddie Gormack-Smith | The commuting Book
Freddie Gormack-Smith

September 1   ●  1 min read

Fox

They didn’t want my name to be conventional. It’s a quick, sharp sound, a sound that belongs with cricket chirps and snapping twigs, brilliant as a fl ...More

Fantasy & Science Fiction, Young Writer
Sarah-Kate Simons | The commuting Book
Sarah-Kate Simons

September 16   ●  3 min read

To send a letter you must have something important to say. Got it? Good, now write it on a piece of paper, then pop it in an envelope and seal it with your s ...More

Young Writer
Mia Pagan | The commuting Book
Mia Pagan

March 27   ●  min read

Take some Milky Way dust Mix in some galaxies Wrench some light from inside a black hole It should be spaghettified and tender Knead in some rusty colour ...More

Young Writer
Alice Mcpike | The commuting Book
Alice Mcpike

March 27   ●  1 min read

Meet her in the forest You’ll find her fascinating She may not welcome you but she has no choice in this The tree which she is forever linked to ...More

Drama, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Fiction, Young Writer
Sophia Williamson | The commuting Book
Sophia Williamson

September 22   ●  1 min read

don’t you find this world absolutely hilarious? one second, the globe is turning and earth’s on the brink of extinction: the next the world is still ...More

Young Writer
Portia Bishop | The commuting Book
Portia Bishop

December 10   ●  2 min read

I remember the clock He liked to count down Whether we liked it or not, Whether we smiled or frowned He hung in my house On the nursery wall We saw hi ...More

Fantasy & Science Fiction, Fiction, Young Writer
Hannah Burns | The commuting Book
Hannah Burns

September 22   ●  min read