Happy Easter

Happy Easter to all my readers Once more we’ve reached the festival where Christians celebrate Christ’s resurrection, and where Christians and non-Christians alike eat our body weight in chocolate. I can’t give you chocolate. It doesn’t travel well over the internet, so instead, I’m giving you a free PDF of a book. This time it’s…… Continue reading Happy Easter

Save Us

Save Us short story by Iris Carden “We can do it,” Suzie said, “just the way Grandma said.” “She used clay. We haven’t got clay,” Sally answered, keeping her voice quiet, so no-one outside the room might hear. “We’ve got plasticine. That’s like clay,” Suzie said. “That can’t work, can it? Doesn’t it have to…… Continue reading Save Us

Truly Terrible

Truly Terrible children’s story by Iris Carden Mrs Franklin was a truly terrible teacher.  Everyone in grade 3F thought so. “What do we do when we try to do something and fail?” Mrs Franklin asked the class. Sophie put up her hand and answered: “We try again.” “No!” Mrs Franklin answered.  “If something’s too hard,…… Continue reading Truly Terrible

Christmas Eve

Chirstmas Eve short story by Iris Carden Mimi and Matthew were kneeling on the couch, looking out the window at the night sky. They were hoping for a glimpse of a sleigh flying by. Mum said, “What are you two up to now?” “Looking for Santa,” Matthew said. Mum said, “You know, it’s his busy…… Continue reading Christmas Eve

What’s Santa Doing Now?

What’s Santa Doing Now? short story by Iris Carden “Bed time,” Grandma said. “Grab a book. You can have one story before light’s out.” “Can you tell me a story?” little Mimi said, and yawned. Grandma tucked the little girl into her bed. “What kind of story do you want me to tell you?” “Tell…… Continue reading What’s Santa Doing Now?

Hailey and the Haunted House

Hailey and the Haunted House Short story by Iris Carden and special guest author Johanna (aged 8) One night, Hailey woke up during the night to find she was in a very dark, very creepy room, not a nice room like her bedroom. She went out of the room, and down the stairs. In a…… Continue reading Hailey and the Haunted House

The Venomous Void Chapter 6

Thread Chapter of work in progress by Iris Carden Wendy had blinked to Mr Glanville’s house, leaving the others to stay with Bobby at home. Wendy explained their situation to Mr Glanville, and said she and Frederick really needed to know anything he could tell them about the Venomous Void. “I can confirm everything your…… Continue reading The Venomous Void Chapter 6

The Venomous Void Chapter 5

The Problem at Home Chapter of work in progress by Iris Carden Wendy, Frederick, and Toad arrived home to find Maria and David very worried. “What’s wrong?” Wendy asked. “Bobby’s sick,” Maria said simply.  “Conventional medicine can’t help.  I’ve tried using my Watchitt abilities, but it won’t work.  You’re stronger than me. I need you to try.” They…… Continue reading The Venomous Void Chapter 5