Category Archives: Short Novels

In the Hole

One day Sam was walking in the woods listening to the rustling of the leaves.He was great at climbing trees and wanted to be an archaeologist when he was older.  He’d wanted to be an archaeologist since he was 5 and he’s 11 now. At school he got bullied a lot since he was Chinese. Once or twice Sam dug small areas of hills and al he ever found was a sheep hip bone.  What he hated the most was nettles. Every time he went to the woods he would come back with lumps all over his body.

On week later. Sam was on a mini-beast hunt with the school at the same woods. Sam new all around the woods so he knew where the spider nests where, the tadpoles and centipedes. Luckily he got paired up with his only friend Alex.  Alex has been his friend since they started school. First they went to the tadpoles and tried to pick them up with a bucket of water. Then they both strode along to a giant boulder and tried tipping it over but it was no use. Sam knew where an abandoned pick was so they raced there and back. Together they tipped over the rock and Alex and Sam nearly fell over with what they saw…

To there surprise there was no bugs or spiders. Well as they thought. They both bocked there eyes as something shiny was glancing in there faces from the sunlight but what was the shiny object. “Alex Sam what are you doing we’ve been looking all over for you we thought you were lost” roared the science teacher  tall and thin. Sam jumped and Alex slowly turned his head. All the girls giggled in the background which was not helping at all.

After school Sam went to the same hole that he was glaring in a phew hours ago. He could not believe what he had seen. A golden chest stood right in front of him with necklaces, rings and more jewellery was shining at his feet. What was this and who put it there? I must not tell anyone Sam thought but the other half thought he should tell the police. Going closer to the bright chest I realised it was to good to be true. Rummaging in the chest Sam found his mama lost necklace which means one thing…

Stolen. A voice called Sam from above him. One he reconised and sure enough standing above him was Alex. “What are you doing Alex, don’t do that I thought you were the police.


Stray Dog

dog-clipartThis is a story of a stray dog called Mutt. He had trouble written all over him. He was a big bounding  awkward Dog. His legs were to long. His ears was too big and his bark was too loud.

No one knew how Mutt came to the village. He was one of those dogs that no one wanted. Mutt just strayed from place to place. Old Mr. Dennis caught Mutt in his garden and he threw a brick at him.

Mrs Jones found Mutt in her kitchen just about to steal a piece of meat. So she threw the nearest jug at Mutt but the jug broke.  woops!  Fang the farm dog at croft farm ,

caught  him in the barn. And guess what, Mutt left with more of a imp than ever. Norman the milkman  jumped as Mutt was sleeping in the back of the milk float. And he got bad treatment too. Norman kicked him out.

Pat, this girl that moved in to top of the village, started patting Mutt.  And when her dad found her stroking Mutt he was more than angry (he didn’t like dogs)  Pats mother died half a year ago , and it was hard for Pat and her dad. Lately dad has been bad tempered and moody lately. “Leave that scruffy dog alone” yelled dad.  Pat felt sorry for Mutt. There was something about that dog and his floppy ears that Pat liked. “Can we keep him” asked Pat to dad.