Stories


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Stories for Flash Fiction
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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

3 min read

Published by WRITE ON Magazine
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Inspiration: “Elephants” by Owen Dippie     A family, part of a herd, strong, steady and constant. My first visit to Christch ...More

Inspired by Street Art
Jean-Paul Leung

1 min read

Published by Paint n' Pen Submission

I ate my brother. I was always fond of him, looked up to him. He was older than me. I measured myself against him. We stood back to back. At first I onl ...More

Fiction
Helen Heath

2 min read

The dragonfly’s eyes are made up of multiple hexagons. Inside each hexagon is a black and white picture of my face. I’ve printed the photos from my files ...More

Fiction
Gail Ingram

2 min read

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

Action & Adventure, Drama, Young Writer
Emma Warwick

3 min read

Published by WRITE ON Magazine
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Inspiration: “Hide and Seek” by Wongi “Freak” Wilson     I walked across the bustling street, a soft breeze in my fac ...More

Inspired by Street Art, Young Writer
Hazel Young

1 min read

Published by Paint n' Pen Submission

Fox

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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 ...More

Fantasy & Science Fiction, Young Writer
Sarah-Kate Simons

3 min read

Published by WRITE ON Magazine
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Inspiration: Artwork by Owen Dippie Ballerina twirling past me dressed in a beautiful blue. Two girls invite me to play their game of hide and se ...More

Inspired by Street Art
Cleo Hopkinson

1 min read

Published by Paint n' Pen Submission
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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 w ...More

Young Writer
Isabel Botkin

1 min read

Published by WRITE ON Magazine

“I”m pregnant again”.    I was measuring flour into the sieve and gently banging it against the heel of my hand.  He was hunched over the com ...More

Biography & Memoir, Food
Sile Mannion

4 min read

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Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? It could be you! A cute, three-roomed pineapple in one of the most in-demand locations in the world! Buy now and you wi ...More

Young Writer
Emily Norris

1 min read

Published by WRITE ON Magazine

It’s what I could do to help Fleur out. Family is family. The last Friday each month, we’d drive into the city from opposite directions, and in th ...More

Fiction
Heather McQuillan

2 min read

First, find a location. Find a shabby farm that keeps its neighbours at arm’s length. Find a house with a rusted roof, with guttering that dribbles down the ...More

Fantasy & Science Fiction, Fiction
Zoë Meager

5 min read