Chill’n Newsletter

Chill’n is a Code Blue newsletter created for digital publication by the Chill Write team. The initial challenge was put to the Chill Write team by Anthony O’Donohue, the Curriculum Facilitator, as one of two major projects they were working on during Term 2. It was an opportunity to get their work published and available for public viewing, as well as sharing their stories, creativity, and incredible sense of humour. From the ground up everything is created at Chill. The team pitch ideas to the group, then assignments are divided out, then all the articles are written by the Chill Write Team.

Chill’n really became the Chillies’ passion project – and it’s all them, every word and drawing.

Read previous volumes of the Chill’n Newsletter below

 

Chill Write Passion Projects

Term 4 2023

Chill Out, Tune In: Issue 5 by Emily

An atypical music zine that covers the whole spectrum! Welcome to Issue Five of Chill Out, Tune In!

In this issue, Emily reveals her pick for 2023’s Album of the Year: Caroline Polachek’s sublime second solo effort, Desire, I Want To Turn Into You.

We also take a dive into the wild world of dance-pop duo WIIGZ!

Christmas Lights in Brisbane by George

Christmas lights are beautiful and bright,
They flash fast and slow
We turn them on at night during Christmas,
Every time in the dark, it glows. 

Complex by Alex

Complex is a sci-fi horror RPG videogame I am developing. The story follows a woman named Emma who finds herself trapped in a mysterious network of halls and rooms with no memory of how she got there. Dangerous monsters roam about and deadly traps line the halls. Emma meets many other people trapped inside.

Some are trying to find a way out. Some have resigned to existence in the Complex. Some have gone violently insane from the stress. There is no escape from this nightmare. Dying only results in the trapped individual regenerating somewhere else within the confines of the labyrinth. The following screenplay is a prototype of a scene from the game, in which Emma meets the first friendly face in the Complex after dying for the first time.

I must warn you that some concepts in this story may be disturbing.

The Mandolorian and Baby Yoda's Tatooine Adventures by Anonymous Chillie

Five years after the fall of the empire, Mando and Baby Yoda are in the razer crest drop out of hyperspace and arrive on Tatooine. They landed on Mos Espa space port to see Boba Fett about the pirate raiders terrorising villages. Mando says to Boba Fett good to see you again, so Boba Fett responds to him I need your help getting rid of these pirates. Mando walks with Boba Fett and Baby Yoda rides in his pod for 20 mins until they get here to the village. When they arrive at the village, the pirates were already here robbing credits from the villages…

Horror Story by Ben

As Alex looks up at the school building remembering the last month’s nightmare in after school detention and the friends she made that day her thoughts are interrupted by a rough, confident voice “Hey Alex is everything okay?”

A genuinely concerned sounding Steve places his hand on her shoulder, to which, in response Alex mutters “yeah just remembering detention last month”.

As she looks away from Steve’s face and back at the building, Steve in his attempt to cheer Alex up says “Yeah, well, with all of us looking out for each other we’ll be fine right guys?” as he looks back at Zoe and David. Zoe looks up from her phone ignoring Steve “Alex you excited for summer camp?” “Ah hey Zoe how are you, that’s nice?” Steve replies sarcastically. The conversation halts when the group hears miss O’Neil in the distance call out Steve, David, Zoe and Alex’s name.

Song Reviews (kinda anime themed) by William

A collection of song reviews that coincidentally happen to be anime-themed!

MORTIS Chapter 1: Krie Mortis by Kenneth

Clouds overcast the sky above the orphanage, the sound of thunder crackling in the distance as the clouds darken. The children were inside waiting in anticipation for rain to start pouring, with some conjuring up plans on how to escape to play in the rain but being caught and scolded by the nuns. one of the nuns who was around her 40s had made some distinct lunch for two of the older children who spent most of their time within a garage that sat across the yard from the orphanage. She was about to head out to retrieve the boys but had to stay to help with preparing lunch for the other children as one of the other sisters was sick that day.

The Walking Dead Vs. All Of Us Are Dead by James

Just a reminder this is all my own opinion and this is also not me trying to favour The Walking Dead or All of Us Are Dead. Both shows I got addicted to. 

This is my second review. The first is Harry Potter vs Star Wars. The Walking Dead is a little bit darker so recommended for 15 years and up. I hope to hear you watching both shows after reading, or you already were. 

Gregorian chant in the context of the Divine Office by Andy

What is Gregorian chant?

It is the primary form of music used for the liturgy in the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church. IT sounds chordal, open, exposed and uses a different tonal center to classical and modern music. 

Term 3 2023

Sirens by Benjamin C

It was happening again.

Another night where Ambulance and Police cars with sirens on would pass his house to either save someone who is in trouble or stop someone from committing a crime. He didn’t care about the Ambulance, but he did care about the Police. Every night when he heard the sirens outside getting closer to his house, he would assume the Police would come take him away. 

Fever Dreams Come True: Johnny Marr, Middlesbrough Empire, Friday 15th August 2023 by Emily

What kind of crazed fan arrives at a music venue four hours before the doors open for a chance to meet the artist?

Me, that’s who!

After chatting with some of my equally dedicated fellow fans who were also waiting outside the entrance, I was informed Johnny had passed by not long ago, but should soon be on his way back for soundcheck. Not long after, I spotted a tall figure in shades making his way across the road… 

Platforms by Matty C.

I was inspired to write this song regarding social media by the profound affect it has had on our lives. While ok in moderation, it is very easy to become addicted. With this becomes less than great effects on our mental health, of which I take seriously. This is my first original song I have written, and I hope people both enjoy it as well as serving food for thought.

Morality and The Potential for Growth as a Human: A Collection of Short Stories Vol. 1 by William

This collection is original works, although procrastinated and mainly pulled from short writing prompts at Chill Write I ask you to please bear with them even though they are ambiguous and lacking.

Thanks, William. 

Steel Giants 1: A Short Book of Tanks by Longbow

Hi, my name is Zylwesta, though I have chosen to use the moniker of “Longbow”.

I love tanks, and I have gathered quite a bit of knowledge about them and how they are used, both in history and modern day. I decided to write this short book to share my love for tanks, without going into so much detail and specifics that it excludes those who don’t know much about them. I am also considering making it a short series, with books focusing on both aircraft and ships as well.

I do hope you enjoy reading about these “Steel Giants”.

Alex Rider Book Overview: Book 1 - Storm Breaker by Lachlan K

This is an overview of the first book in the Alex Rider series, of which there are 13 currently out. I have yet to read books 10, 11, 12, and 13, but I will get to the later ones in due time.

Beware of spoilers.

Cyborg Shaman Ninjas: (Partial) World Bible by Alex

A (partially) definitive guide to the villains and heroes of the Cyborg Shaman Ninjas universe – Donner Blitzen, Reina Kobayashi, Jim Rodriguez, Gaija, Lord Gage & MORE!

Learn the stats, attributes, personality and physical traits of your favourite characters!

Mortis by Kenneth

Oct- 15th 1967The air around the orphanage was cold and damp, the moon shining through the windows lighting the dark halls. A figure walks through the dark towards the front door of the orphanage, strongly banging till the door opened. The priest who owned the orphanage, having been awakened by the banging came down the stairs, keeping an ear out if any of the children had been awakened.

The priest unlocks and opens the door, letting the fog from the outside rushed in and cool the room as the figure gracefully moves in. The priest was taken back in shock at the figure’s presence who was dressed in a black robe it’s face obscured from a black hood and wielding a halberd polearm and hold something else wrapped in a wool coat in his other arm. 

Echoes of Emotion: A Poetic Journey by Ben L

Nature’s first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower; But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay 

Python Programming by Alex

This is pretty much exactly what the title of this section implies. We’re going to learn how to do some programming! I learned the basics from watching tutorials on YouTube, so I figured I’d share some of the basic processes. Programming is a bit tricky, but it’s fun too, and if you follow along, I hope you enjoy!

Term 2 2023

Don Roo: An Australian Adventure Story by William

Don Roo is no stranger to adventure, he spent his youth traveling the world in search of forgotten treasure, however recently was forced to slow down and work a regular job. He is now an ex-miner stuck in a job he hates, when a colleague named Sally Fisher approaches him about a legend of a supernatural stone in Far North Queensland, they both embark on the ultimate Australian treasure hunt that will change their lives forever.

Erroll Garner and the Evil Tap Dancers by Duncan

It was a hot day in Los Angeles. The year was 1955. Erroll Garner was backstage at the UCLA Royce Hall, proudly practising piano. He played delicately, with great focus. He had been playing for hours, and was feeling very tired. He was preparing for an opera concert, featuring him as a soloist. He was looking forward to it, and feeling very confident. 

Chill Out, Tune In: Issue 4 by Emily

An atypical music zine that covers the whole spectrum!

Welcome to Issue Four of Chill Out, Tune In – Chill Write’s one and only music zine!

In this issue we dive into Daydream Festival featuring iconic indie madmen Modest Mouse, take a look at some killer collaborations, and have a nosey at New Zealand’s guitar pop powerhouse The Beths!

And of course if you haven’t yet – check out the articles in previous issues – accessible via the Chill Library! 

Nintendo Switch (OLED Model): A Tech Review by Guillermo

You want a gaming console to play all the best games out there anywhere in the world, but you don’t have pockets to carry all that expensive hardware. In that case, you’d want to get a Nintendo Switch console, particularly the OLED model, which is the premium one. Or you order pants or jeans with massive pockets to carry around your cables, monitor, and desktop or console. The Switch gets around that problem; it has its own screen, a decent NVIDIA Tegra chip to play games that look great, and it has all the controls needed for a great user experience.

Shadow in the Jungle by Hugh

The shadow watched the procession approach the ruined and ancient temple, it’s black skull mask blending in with the dark night. It stayed perfectly still, observing as one of it’s allies got hit in the head with a stray branch. It quickly and quietly began to move towards it’s destination. It darted across the branches of the jungle. Each step causing little to no disturbance until it reached the side of the temple opposite of what appeared to be the main entryway, where it began to climb up the walls. Thrown knives swiftly and quietly dispatched any guards that could’ve jeopardized it’s mission. It arrived at the pinnacle, before creepily descending downwards again, to just above where the ritual was believed to begin. Then, after weaving the darkness around itself like a cloak, it waited.

Serene The Elephant by Riley

Serene was born in a large farm located in Pennsylvania USA in the countryside. Her parents were very wise and intelligent, looking after baby elephants. Serene had a very cute smile, loves to eat porridge and drink milk fed by her parents. She would sometimes explore far away without letting her parents know, which caused them to feel concerned of where she was. They worried a lot about whether it was suitable for her to explore the whole farm at such a very young age. 

The Scribe and the Sentinel by Ben

The morning light shines through the window and on the face of a young elven man as he woke up and stretched he got up out of bed. He walked out of his room and to his kitchen, where a woman piped up with too much excitement for 6 in the mourning “Good Morning Aelar” as she looks out the kitchen window. “6:15 in the morning what have you got planned for today“ she took a moment to sip her tea, that she is cupping with both hands and looks at Aelar excitedly and almost shinning like the sun her self. Aelar Replies “Morning Flora Your up and early as always” Aelar Glanced her way “Flora your shinning like a sun flower this morning which means you have some exciting news. 

The Group of Misfits by Lachlan K.

Despite the Seven keys, there are only five misfits.

Queensland Fire and Rescue Trucks and Units by Michael

Learn all about the trucks and units that are essential to the service of Queensland Fire and Rescue. All photos taken by Michael.

Cyborg Shaman Ninjas: S1E4 - Call To Action by Xei

Smash From Black:
INT. Briar House – Day

SIMON BRIAR is sleeping in his bed. A maths textbook and exercise book are lying open on the mattress. EMERALD BRIAR enters.

EMERALD
Simon!

Simon is jolted awake.

EMERALD
It’s time for school.

Simon moans and falls asleep again.

EMERALD
(claps her hands) Simon! Wake up!

Simon groggily gets out of bed and grabs his bedside table for support.

The Greedy and the Gluttonous by Kenneth

The wind rush past the moving car, leaves being displaced from the speeding vehicle. Richard was fast asleep in the back seat “you idiot, do you do nothing but sleep!” Rachel screamed at her younger sibling from the front passenger seat. “don’t put your feet up you’ll get dirt everywhere” lucifer brushes the part of the dashboard where Rachel’s feet were. “Well, I wouldn’t if you didn’t HAVE A GAS TANK ON THE FLOOR! WHAT DO YOU EVEN NEED IT FOR” lucifer smiles and puts his hand onto his chest. “For what other reason but for SPEED! To being able to go from 0 to 100 in a few seconds and see everyone in the rear-view mirror!” Rachel looks at her eldest brother with disappointment “THIS CAR CAN Already DO THAT; you know one of these days you’re going to end up into a ditch”. She looks at the window seeing the sun set over the horizon “can’t believe you talked me into coming”. Lucifer puts his hand on the wheel “there are our siblings” Rachel’s turns to him “come on what trouble could they be in to need our help”.

Kendra's Quest Dingo Morgn - Mask 1: Prologue by Zachary

Sitting up on the edge of the bed rubbing the sleep from my eyes. A well-built man walks over and slaps me on the shoulder with a hearty smile stating “Finally awake?!”. I glance at my Utility Watch to check the time and confirm that I have slept in. “Just trying to get some beauty sleep” I chime back.

The World of Zombies by James

Two enemies will meet once again for their final battle with an unexpected turn of events. You will find out how the zombie apocalypse really started. 

Huntik Secrets & Seekers Overview by Sylvester

A show I watched as a kid is, in my opinion, an underrated masterpiece, and I want to share it with the world… and it slowly turned into me ranting about it.

Term 1 2023

Call To The Faeries by Ellie

A young woman unexpectedly goes missing into another realm. 

Project Salvation by Robert

A man born in mechanical flesh, caught in a dystopian nightmare by a ruthless, heartless government. He tries to discover the truth of his past, as such, there is always the risk of termination.

When Paroz Met Bindi by Some Rando (Stephen)

It was a bright and early Saturday morning in late October. The Chill Hub was buzzing with eager anticipation for the Chill Out day trip to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. The foyer was full of Chillies talking about which animals they hoped to see. Paroz, who had eagerly put his hand up to be one of the peer mentors for this particular outing, was having difficulty with being mindful of the present and of the chillies sitting next to him. He was lost in his mind thinking about the rainbow lorikeets he hoped to spot on this day’s outing. Suddenly, a car sped into the driveway with a loud screech. Anthony hopped out of the car, and dashed through the door.

The Story of Adam by Lachlan K.

Five years after the end of World War 2, Adam, an Italian soldier who defected to become a Polish military officer, returns home to rid Italy of The Red Dragon Syndicate, the monstrous organization that drove him away. Along with the help of two Polish officers, Arianna and Charlie, he’s prepared to do whatever it takes to punish them for their sins.

Chill Out, Tune In: Issue 3 by Emily

Welcome to Issue Three of Chill Out, Tune In – a space for seasoned Chillie Emily to discuss all things music related.

In this issue we review British indie-rock legends Arctic Monkeys’ much anticipated gig at Riverstage back in January, and take a sniff at Doggie Heaven – one of Brisbane’s most promising emerging double acts. Plus we have a look at some kick-ass cover versions you might not have heard!

Be sure to check out previous issues via the Chill Library!

I'm A Killer, You're A Killer by James

5 girls in their 20s have a sleepover at a friend’s house and they decide to do a mirror ritual for fun. Unknown to them the ritual summons a killer who comes after the one by one. They spend days trying to survive and escape from the killer which has deadly consequences.

Cyborg Shaman Ninjas: S1E3 - Back To Normal by Xei

(DONNER, REINA, JIM, DOMINIC, GAGE)

DONNER BLITZEN gets up in a dark void. He walks around in a state of confusion and fright.

GAGE
(VO) Donner…

Donner spins around to face the voice in the darkness.

GAGE
(VO) I know you’re scared. You should be.

DONNER
(frightened, but defiant) I think you’re the one who’s scared. You’re hiding because you’re too chicken to fight me.

LORD GAGE emerges from the darkness in front of Donner.

Slothfins Skyscraper by Kenneth

The worlds luckiest man helps his angry sister to climb a sky scrapper to take out a businessman to get money for a new laptop.

Rylith's Hunt for Monsters: The Electronic Logs by Sylvester

The setting is the Percy Jackson world that my friends and I (Zylwesta) used for a D&D campaign, it follows my character, a Daughter of Hephaestus named Rylith “Little Spark” Forelta after the events of the D&D campaign, as she uses a modified B-52 “Super Fortress” bomber, that has been outfitted with radar, sonar and a multitude of scanners and communications equipment to search for the monsters that remained after the war against the titans.

This version of the story is written in a third person perspective from the point of view of a nameless person who is making electronic logs of the journey that they go on.

Term 3 2022

Order of the Hammer - Short Story by Longbow (Sylvester)

In a distant world, the King of the Ceraketin Empire formed a small group made up of mercenaries and criminals to deal with situations that would be too risky or too problematic for the regular soldiers, this group is called the Order of the Hammer. The group consists of 4 girls (Keris, Strelis, Rylith and Zikana) and 2 guys (Velico and Recker).

At the time of this short story, the group has recently helped a town get rid of a band of raiders and are returning to the capital to report the success of the mission to the king, when they make camp in a forest for the night, but there is an issue when they got up in the morning.

Dimensions of Love by Jacqui

Damn, what is this she thought. He’s unstoppable! Nearly everyone had been taken down, fighting Zarc, to save Yuya from his grasp. Even Leo Akaba, Declan’s father, had been taken down, even with the four cards to seal away Zarc for good.

“Guess I’ll stand up to this.”

“Jacqui?!” Declan exclaimed.

“It’s ok, Declan. I got this,” She said as she stepped forward and activated her duel disk. 

The Witch and the Orphan by Hugh

A ruthless queen unexpectedly discovers who will become one of her greatest allies. Also, the Witch-Prince spends some quality time with his pet.

The Guardian Celebrity Part 1 by Connor

There was a boy named James Patterson who lived in Los Angeles California, USA. He is ten years old. He leads a standard life but he is a huge fan of Carl Switzer, Alfalfa from the original 1930s Little Rascals. After school James goes straight to the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. As he looked at Carl Switzer’s grave, he says, ‘boy I would like to meet you.’

Stuck in the Tree by Jessica

One day in New York City, Wonder-Woman was stuck in a tree. 

“Help!” yelled Wonder Woman. 

Who will save her? 

Mortem by Kenneth

The moon dimly lit through the windows of the library. A deathly silence hangs in the halls only disturbed by the sound of a librarian finalising some paperwork. She lets out a deep sigh of frustration before getting up and pushes a trolly full of book that needed to put on the shelves. She stops, picks up some of the books that were resting on the trolly, but before she puts them on the shelve, she shivers a little before continuing. Her eyes dart to the window thinking she saw something peering through but saw only leaves fluttering in the wind. After she finished putting the books away, she grabs her bag and starts walking to the door but notice she can see her breath, which was strange because it was summer. She begins having a feeling of dread come over her and begins to panic and tries to run to the door but freezes in place. She collapses on to the floor unable to move as the air around her begins to get colder and colder.

Voices of the Soul by Robert

On one fair night, your life can change, Jessica Dwight, a shy and out-of-place girl that wishes to escape her self-imprisonment. On this fair night, the ghost arrives, changing the night as well as her life, giving her a boost in confidence to pursue her crush, whilst inviting a battle of morality.

With a bloody, severe purpose, the spirit wishes to stand in the face of disaster and the sickening poisons of people’s sins. Putting an end to their venom, permanently. Out of fear, Jessica finds her own form of courage to stand against the spirit, which begins an internal battle between the ghost of ages past and the woman of the current century.

Magical Objects by Elizabeth

A long time ago, a craftsman was in love but his heart was broken. The object of his affections had died a sudden death, leaving him alone and disconsolate. He could clearly remember one night under the moon, they had sat together and watched the ocean. As the waves beat against the shore, he had told her a tale he had heard as a child. He had told her of a gleaming paddleboat, shimmering gold and festooned with lights. “It plays music,” he had said, “It plays music, and if you are pure of heart you can climb aboard and magical and mysterious things can happen.” She had just smiled that rare and shining smile of hers which never failed to delight him.

The Cyborg is Born by Xei (Alexei)

The rain has just cleared at a creek in the Californian countryside. It is near sundown, A small Orsion ship, about four times the size of a human helicopter with open walls, is parked by the creek. Gaija and Mish approach the vehicle, both wearing blue catsuits, working together to carry a generator. Following beside them is a hovering metal stretcher bed carrying the limp body of Donner Blitzen who has been heavily injured from falling in the creek after an encounter with nihiltrons.

Top 5 Favourite Game Soundtracks by Lachlan K.

Preface: I’m not referring to the soundtracks themselves, rather the game they’re from. Also numbers 3 and 2 are tied.

Honorable mention-Shovel Knight

Composed by Jake Kaufman, this soundtrack gives you the sense of adventure and heroics from this side scrolling game.

Chill Out, Tune In - Issue One by Emily

Welcome to the first issue of Chill Out, Tune In – a zine dedicated to covering the latest and greatest in music – whether it be songs, albums, artists, gigs and everything in between.

In this debut issue we talk to Chill Mentor Lucy about her very messy Splendour in the Grass experience, and review a recent gig by Aussie punk legends Amyl and the Sniffers, supported by none other than Chill Mentor Caleb’s band Piss Shivers. 

The World of Zombies by James

My name is James this is book is book one of World of Zombies unknown at this point but I’m hoping to do 5 books in total. A female character named Barbra is in a zombie apocalypse finding a new home to live for the rest of the zombie apocalypse, that holds 6 months into the future after the first day of the Applause with a yet to be known how the virus started which would be discussed in book 2.

D&D: Seven Epic Tales by Robert

The ruler cracks on the whiteboard, as Mr. Brimstone makes his rounds, bellowing out orders like a drill sergeant. Outside, the final sparks of a wild experiment fade with the passing wind, with wisps of grey smoke drifting away.

Outside the birds are singing up high in the clouds, with the trees and black-spotted fields hushing gently as the wind brushes through the school grounds.

On either side, tall, pale towers of cement block out the sun.

Rylith shyly draws towards the window, “Ahhh, just the right way to start the day. Wouldn’t you say?”

Term 2 2022

Monster of Champions by Robert

Welcome to brutality,

I’m giving you fury, Adrian “Slugger” Jackson, a fighter from a cesspit throwing hands. The rings are bloody, and bitter memories resurface, with every strike thrown. Crime is a lifestyle, makes you fear dying by not living. Finally, peace is found after the raging storm, where memories fade away. This is the story of fury shaped into purpose.

At the end, the monster is champion.

The Infinity Car by George

He was driving to pick up his thoughtful younger brother named Max from his school camp. It was an hour and thirty minutes drive from his house to camp in Redland Bay. Suddenly, a storm rolls in and Finn started to feel anxious because he didn’t like to drive in heavy thunderstorms. He started to sweat when he looked at his watch and realised that he still has halfway to go. 

Fire Ducks by Liam (LFonTV)

When three high school teenagers named Daniel, Dexter and Douglas meet a scientist emu and a princess, the three boys are given special great powers to become humanoid ducks with extremely awesome fire powers. With them they help defend the princess from the evil forces of the white diamond witch and her empire.

The Blue Bullet by Alexander

Have you ever found that one item that unexpectedly changed your life forever? Might be something like an action lot item that led you to your future spouse or a dollar note on the ground. Hi I am Warren Goldstone, and this is my journey of how I found a relic that turned my world around in the strangest possible way and led me to becoming what I am now. 

My Chill Messages: My Guidance on Bullying by James

Someone approaches you and calls you names or says something mean.

What do you do?

A: Give them the finger
B: Say something mean in return
C: Ignore what was said, walk away & try to think of something nice toward them, like, good luck.
D: Believe them a get upset

Emily's Top Five Record Stores in Brisbane (Deluxe Edition) by Emily

Brisbane is known for its many great record stores, but how on earth do you choose which ones to visit first?

Not to worry!

In this zine avid record collector, Emily, gives her recommendations of her top five go to record stores in Brisbane, plus a bonus hidden gem.

The Mecha Lord by Xei (Alexei)

A full moon is showing. We see the warehouse in the middle of a huge field. A human middle-aged guard, JERRY WILKES, is standing outside a sliding door. Two humanoid figures approach Jerry, MERISS and GAIJA. They seemingly have yellow mechanical forms and heads resembling motorcycle helmets, and talk with synthetic voices, with Merris’s voice sounding feminine. Merris is holding a high-tech suitcase.

Manga Recommendation - Jitsu Wa Watashi Wa/Actually I am... by Lachlan

The series follows a male high school student named Asahi Kuromine. Now, Asahi is terrible at keeping secrets.

When he learns that his crush, Youko Shiragami, is a halfvampire, he promises to keep the fact that he discovered her secret a secret.

Cyclops-Bane by Hugh

This story is set in the woodlands surrounding the city-state of Andratis, which is in the midst of a devastating invasion by the disparate cities of neighbouring Achaistos, driving it to employ all manner of warriors to defend it. Among them is the prodigal spearman Rennok. His weapon, Jormungandr, a mighty spear made from one of the fangs of the eponymous snake. He is aided by his weapons bearer Devrus. His strength drew the attention of Crown Prince Likhas, who has sent Rennok to hunt the many monsters who threaten the innocents of Andratis in its darkest hour.

Scooby-Doo Where Are You? Vs. Scooby-Doo Mystery Incorporated by Maxene

I began the crazy obsession with reading Scooby-Doo comics, watching the movies, and tv shows. My favorite ride in Movie World theme park is the Scooby-Doo ride based on the first live-action film. I was willing to wait an hour in queue to go on it again. Today, I will be comparing two tv shows of Scooby-Doo: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? A series from 1969, and Scooby-Doo Mystery Incorporated, a 2010 Cartoon Network tv show. 

A Shot Story by Ben

Alex, Steve, David, and Zoe are sitting in detention. They were all in there for different reasons. Alex always asked for after school detention to have more time to study for examples. Steve, who was always in after School detention for breaking the school rules. Then there was Zoe, who was doing her make up during a math exam, and David, the school jock who was in there for the first time because he was caught smoking in the boys bathroom.

A Story About Best Friends by Louise

Louise was 15 years old, and Grace was 14 years old. Grace lived next door two Louise’s place. It started at 7pm on a Friday night and it ended on Sunday night.

I hosted the slumber party at my house with some friends in the movie room where we will sleep in so we could watch a movie before we eat dinner and dessert. Suddenly Grace bought her boyfriend along without asking Louise first…

Term 1 2022

Dancing Bear by Ben

Various, Thok and Jebadoah were in the tavern talking amongst themselves having just helped out the local farmers clear out some goblins that were being a problem. A towns guard came in to post a job on the notice board. Jeb being curious got up to check what it was, while Various and Thok where seeing who killed the most goblins. Jeb looks at what the guard just posted on the notice board which reads,“Help wanted to capture the leader of a notorious criminal group known as the Vipers Fang.” Jeb after reading this rips it off the board and brings it back to the table, Various and Thok look at it and agree to go do the job.

Killers Within the Beast by James

It has been 10 weeks since the party. No attacks have been made. Now, everyone’s got glasses on. Matt and Brendon are now on a date. Who are now both at a gay bar in Odis city.They both start kissing each other. Matt grabs his drink and takes a sip. He is drinking white wine. “So you think it is over?” Asks Brendon.

A Soldier's Letter by Sylvester

I was sad when I had to leave you.

But I’m doing this to protect you.

“You’ll return a hero” the draft man said.

A line that I will never forget.

You Can Walk Anywhere by Liam

There are many different ways you can travel to places. But if it’s not far, why not walk?

Cars may get you there fast, but cause a lot of pollution. Why not walk there? It’s a better solution.

Boy Scouts by Robert

Andrew hated sitting at the front of the bus, he recoiled as it bounced over the uneven trail, causing his gut to convulse. With each and every bump, the ponding in his head grew, as did his embarrassment. He leant low over his bucket; he could feel a pulsating sensation at the back of his throat. Leaning against the window, he trailed his finger along the glass, catching sight of the wild creatures that made their way through the undergrowth.

Black Blood by Grace

Bibi Martinez and Moira King are two world-renowned detectives who solved murder cases by the thousand. The culprit of each case is determined by one thing… the colour of the victim’s blood. If the blood was red, the victim was angry and most likely involved in a fight. If it was green, the victim was jealous and most likely died trying to get revenge.If it was purple, the victim was scared and most likely were attacked.Every colour of blood is connected to an emotion that the victim was feeling at the time that they died. These three colours appeared most frequently in the cases that Bibi and Moira had taken on.

Conduit Origin Stories by Lachlan

Lachie – “Scarlet! Stop right there!”

Scarlet – “Catch me if you can!”

Scarlet had once again been breaking the rules.She was wearing the normal girl’s uniform, a red shirt and a short green skirt and had red hair and green eyes.Lachie was wearing a light blue shirt, a blazer with an insignia depicting a knight on the left and a dragon on the right, a black tie, grey shorts, green socks, black shoes and a red armband that read: Justice.

Family Meeting by Hugh

This story is about Vivel, adopted daughter of Vivris, the Witch-Queen of Naggaroth, and elder sister to Devrus and Salris Volkhar, Vivris’ biological children, who has been called back to her home city of Naggarond by her mother for unknown reasons.

The Mecha Lord by Alexei

A full moon is showing. We see the warehouse. A human GUARD, a middle-aged manis standing outside a sliding door. Two humanoid figures approach the guard, MERISS and GAIJA. They seemingly have yellow mechanical forms and heads resembling motorcycle helmets, and talk with synthetic voices, with Merris’s voice sounding feminine. Merris is holding a high-tech suitcase.