Stories


Where are all the stories? Some of them are currently travelling and they will eventually stop here. Stay tuned to read new ones or catch the bus to find them. And remember that if you want to read a different story all you have to do is change seats! We have beautiful short stories and poetry that you can read in 1 minute written by Year 8 and Year 10 students, or book extracts and short stories written by published and unpublished writers that it will take you around 20 minutes to read. We want to present a very diverse range of pieces because we all have different interests and sometimes a story doesn’t mean much to you but the next one will talk directly to your heart. This is the wonderful world of literature, and The Commuting Book is a very humble attempt by readers to pay homage to centuries of storytelling, the very fabric of being human. Join us and celebrate the world of words! #commutingbook #ReadNZ

Stories for Travel

because of their size they gather crystals and clouds sharp and sparse collections of sun-catchers until that first nasty week in June then they look soft – ...More

Travel & Environment
Amy Paulussen | The commuting Book
Amy Paulussen

August 1   ●  1 min read

It’s been nearly 70 years since my children left home. That sounds ridiculous but I am 120 years old. When they left, my house felt empty. I be ...More

Fiction, Travel & Environment
Kat Miller | The commuting Book
Kat Miller

August 1   ●  12 min read

Google maps you take me though the underpass fast on my bike in the night my lights flash on the shapes of down and outs the louts, layabouts who shout obsce ...More

Non Fiction, Travel & Environment
Melanie Dixon | The commuting Book
Melanie Dixon

November 17   ●  1 min read

The time had come. In the warm darkness of his egg, the flamingo chick moved. Crack! His mother stood up. She fussed about, touching the egg gently w ...More

Action & Adventure, Fiction, Travel & Environment
Andrew M. Bell | The commuting Book
Andrew M. Bell

September 21   ●  14 min read