Write Stuff

Intermediate. Years 7/8/9

Leaving Home

By Rachel Dallin, year 8, Grammar School

Pain, it was something I’d have thought I would be used to it by now but still every time I heard the cry of a child or saw the face of a Mother as the boat chugged away from the harbour a wave of sadness still washed over me. But I knew I had to be strong for my sister, because in her mind it was all an adventure, she still hadn't come to terms with what war really meant.
As the light faded, I looked around the dismal boat examining the disheartened faces wondering if any of them had the slightest idea what was going on. All too soon the lush land of England came into view. My mind churned with unanswered questions, Who was going to pick us up? What will happen? Why can't we just stay at home? When will we return to Guernsey? As we shuffled off the boat, I gazed at my surroundings taking in the lavish green of England. Trees loomed above me like the turrets of a castle and the working sounds of the harbour rumbled on behind me like a roaring lion. The soft thud of my sister's boots echoed in my ears as we trudged up the cobbled lane, I could tell now that nothing was going to be the same as it once was. Why didn’t they think of us, the children, how we would feel or how this war would change our lives? But still we had to learn to bear with it because we were just two children caught up in the middle of an adults’ war.

Liked this story? Read another one.

Alone

The ground shook. My ears rang. All I could see was darkness with a single beam of light, seaming through...

By Caleb Vinning, year 8, Grammar School

Read story

A Story From The Ghetto

I jump awake to the sound of banging on the door, followed by officers shouting in German. I rush into...

By Grace Yates, year 9, Les Beaucamps School

Read story

It all changed

It was all nice until it changed. Why is it that everything nice in this world gets destroyed? I was...

By Kiana Harrison, year 9, Les Beaucamps School

Read story

The Conflict of Damascus

It started 6 years ago, It was a Saturday and I heard an explosion outside of our small house in the...

By Ben Oesterman, year 8, Grammar School

Read story

Browse stories by category

Primary. Up to age 11 (years 3, 4, 5, 6)

Intermediate: Up to age 14 (years 7, 8, 9)

Secondary: Age 15 and over (year 10 plus)