Imaginative Minds: Writing By Children

These stories and poems are written by children of all ages. Hearing stories from the perspective of children refreshes one's soul with their innocence, their creativity and their wonderfully fresh ideas.

Sunday, 29 December 2013

The Firefighter Saves the Day

The Firefighter Saves the Day
by Cameron, age 5

There once was a dragon who everyone thought was a bad dragon. They thought she was a bad dragon because she did something bad. She blew her fire and tried to burn a cat and a flower.
A firefighter came to the rescue. He used his fire hose and put the fire out, saving the day.
The dragon wasn't really bad though. She was pregnant and was worried that the cat and the flower were going to hurt her unborn baby. The firefighter understood that she was afraid and reassured her that no one would hurt her. Then the dragon was no longer afraid and stopped behaving badly.

Monday, 16 May 2011

The Magic Box

by Gabriella, age 8

I will put it in the box...
the ssss of a smooth snake on a sunny day,
rain from the eyes of crying angels,
a tiny teen tooting on a trumpet.

I will put it in the box....
a fierce crocodile with a very strong muscle,
a step on the golden path of paint,
a scratch from a king of lions.

I will put it in the box...
one silver sparkle spread in America,
the first lick of a newborn pup,
and the first word of love.

I will put it in the box...
a second rainbow and a purple worm,
a dragon flying with fairy wings,
and a fairy flying with dragon wings.

My box is fashioned from stars and moons and crystals,
with wings on the lid and ponies in the corners.
Its hinges are the sound of a dancing cow.

I shall fly in my box,
in the great warm fluffy clouds of the south.
Then slowly land on a nested tree.

Friday, 25 February 2011

Christmas Time

by Isabella, age 5

There were twin girls who really wanted toys for Christmas, because they were hoping that they would get something new and exciting. They were bored with their old toys, so they gave their old toys away to poor children who had no toys at all.

On Christmas morning, they woke up and quickly ran out to see what they would find in their stockings and if Santa had left them any presents. They found lots of new and exciting toys. They loved their toys so much that they played with them for years and years and never grew bored of them at all.

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Princess Lemon

by Isabella, age 5

Once upon a time, there was a lovely princess. She was beautiful. She had long, yellow hair. She liked to pick flowers and give hugs. Her name was Lemon.

One day, she met a prince. His name was Star. They walked together in her castle. They talked with one another while they walked and found out that they liked each other. They lived happily ever after in the princess's big castle.

Two Knights & The Fire-Breathing Dragon

by Connor, age 4

Once two knights had to fight a really big dragon. The dragon had started some fires in a town, and the knights had to find firemen to fight the fires and put the fires out. The two knights worked together and used their bubble guns to kill the dragon. They had saved the town from being burned down.


a poem by Gabriella, age 8

Dragons, dragons,
Burn your prayer,
Think of tastes

Dragons, dragons,
Fierce and dry,
Keep your scales
Nice and bright.