Spiderman and Spidermamman

One day when Peter was going he saw a new Spiderman. It was a bad Spiderman. Peter ran home and came out, black Spiderman. He said, "Who are you?" The new spider man said, "My name is Spidermamman. My short form is SMM and I destroy the city." Spiderman said, "I will destroy you SMM." SMM tried to destroy Spiderman but something black...

The Mystery of the Old Cemetery

"I wish father were here". These were the last words of two children when they were mourning their father's death in a cemetery. They died a few minutes later because of a fire. This is how it happened. A burial ceremony was taking place close by and a man smoking a cigar dropped it onto the dry grass. Flames shot...

The Final Verdict

Khushboo Banka is a IX standard student of MB Girls High School, Calcutta. Here, she puts forth her views about Mother Earth. Beyond the horizon, stands Mother Nature waiting for the final verdict - her destruction. She is serving a life-term of millions of years and she is sentensed by her own children. Yes, us Humans. A few million years...

Best Day of the Term

As I sat down to work out a page of sums on the first school day of 2001, I couldn't help but think of that lovely day, the best day of the term, just three weeks ago. "Surbhi, give me your number! Hey, Aradhana! Wait for me, will you? Seen the ice cream man?" It was the last day of school...

The Fish and the Dinosaur

Once there was a pond in a jungle. In that pond there were 63 fish. One day a Dinosaur came to the pond. In one day it drank half of the water of the pond. The fish were worried that the Dinosaur will drink the whole pond. The fish queen asked everyone that who would defeat the Dinosaur? One poor...

The Stinky Caveman Who Never had a Girlfriend

This is a story about a caveman who had never had a girlfriend in his life and you’ll find out why. In a deep cave lived a terrifying, threatening, scary-looking ugly creature called Slobberpot. He ate everything he saw. If he saw a stone, he ate it. If he saw a person, he ate him. If he saw his friend,...

My Ambition

Rishika Das Roy, who is from Kolkata, seems to be very determined about what she wants to become when she grows up. Sometimes I wonder what I would like to be when I grow up. I think of a different ambition every year. Since I turned eight, I would wonder what I really wanted to be. Would I be...

Box Full of Chocolates

Third prize winner of Spin-A-Tale contest Once upon a time there lived two friends Ramesh and Ganesh. Both were very close to one another. They were inseparable. One day Ramesh spotted a juicy chocolate bar in a shop. He wanted it desperately. The very thought of it made his mouth water. As he was dreaming about the chocolate, came his close...

My Trip to Nainital

Satyanshu Mohan is student St. Joseph's Intermediate College at Allahabad and is studying in class four. Here he recounts his trip to Nainital with his family. Nainital is a beautiful hill station in Himalayas. My father is very fond of Nainital. This year we went just after Deepawali to Nainital on a short trip. There is no direct suitable connection...

Keep Hope Alive

First prize winner of Spin-A-Tale contest It was destiny that bound us. Jamie, the black kid whose mum worked for us and me, Kevin the kid, whose mother employed Jamie's mum. When I saw him first he was just this skinny kid walking around with his head drooping down to his feet. I asked him if he went to...