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If I Were A Cloud…

If I would become a cloud, I would fly in the air and visit many places, planets and galaxies.

On one such visit to Defranco, I saw many aliens. They took me around their monuments, oceans and they showed me their weapons which were very advanced. The aliens gave me a precious gem that would help me do impossible things. I returned to earth when I noticed some dragons trying to steal the earth’s core.

I raced around asking for help to save my planet but everybody took a glance at it and ignored me. I went to the sun and asked for help. It gave me a ball through which many people could come out safe. Next I went to the seasons and asked monsoon to attack the fire dragon, the summer to attack the electric dragon, atom to attack the frost dragon, winter to attack the fairy dragon and spring to attack the psychic dragon and the earth was saved.

I became very good friends with the seasons. But I had grown too heavy because of the running around and rained very heavily.

Written by Nagakiran, STD VI. 

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The Serpent’s Shadow

“When do we land there? Go faster!” said Shishir and Suhas. “This boat never goes fast. You don’t know what speed I am going at.” said Bhavani. “We must pass through Bermuda triangle to reach the island. Hang on!” They passed through the triangle with very hard work. They were the first ones to pass the Bermuda triangle. They were very happy. When they reached the island and pulled the boat,  Shishir said, “I have heard that there is a very strong, red, ten headed snake which lives here.” Hearing this Suhas got scared. “I… I don’t think that we must put up a tent and trek there. Let’s go back.” Bhavani responded “What?! You think that we should go back after coming a long way till here? NO!”

The three friends went inside the forest a bit. “I think we must put up the tent here” said Shishir. Now they were in middle of the forest. They decided to be there till they leave the place. After some days, when they wanted to hunt, all the three of them went together as a team.

But as they went, they saw that some dead people were there. A huge amount of them. All of them were surprised at the size of the humans.

There was a man in the middle, crying. He was dressed as king. Shishir asked “Who are you and why are you crying?” The man said “The people and I, who are my size, are called the “Enormous Ants”. I am crying because the Kingdom of a Snake lives near the Bermuda triangle. He comes from the sea to our island. He is looking for an artefact which is only found here. He needs it to suck the power of it and rule the whole world. He has already conquered the Bermuda triangle which is why it is destroyed. He calls himself a serpent. He has an infinity army of poisonous snakes. He is going to wage a war after a week and I have only 300 soldiers” said the King. The three friends decided to help him. Shishir said, “We cant’t defeat him in the war. We must kill him before the war.” All of them accepted.

It took six days for preparations for the mission. The seventh day was the war. Suhas was sent to kill the Serpent. Luckily, Suhas found the Serpent with his powerful magic wand. Suhas had a knife and a rocket launcher. As the Serpent came from the shore he tried to kill him by pushing the knife through him. He was alive but not able to move. Suhas stepped a bit far and screamed and shot his rocket launcher saying “Asthala – bistha -BOOOOOM!!!!” Suhas shot the serpent and killed him. He said this to the King of the team “ Enormous Ants”. He could not control his happiness and jumped up and down.

The three friends sighed and happily left the island of forest. They brought happiness to them. The island of “Enormous Ants” was filled with harmony, peace, happiness and good kingship forever.

Written by Akash, STD VI. 

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The True Murderers

“What are you doing there? Wait! Wait!” says a cop to two members. But why is he shouting at them? Come, let’s go and have a look. We see a dead body of a man. He  is completely bloody. His face is scratched. We can see the finger marks. We can see only the ear and some hair and half his face. It was arduous to recognise who the man was. But who killed him, was it the two members who were standing here, but who is it? We will examine this.

I am Remo and this my friend Daru Darling. We are good friends. We love adventures. We have solved many adventures. And now we are looking forward to finding out about this murder, taking it has an adventure.

“Daru Darling quick!” I told friend. We came to the spot where the murder man was or where the man was murdered. But he wasn’t there. “Where is he Remo?” asked Daru impatiently. “Be calm we can find him and we will!” I told him. Daru said- “But how”, I- “Wait and see Darling”. There were a lot of drops of blood. Darling and I started tracking the blood drops and it went into a forest. “Darling quick. Look at this”- said I. “What is special in this? It’s just the end of blood and there are some car wheels’ prints, yeah car wheels!!!!!!”- said Daru excitedly. “You TUBELIGHT. I meant that!!”- said I. “Ok! Ok!”- said Daru.

“Come let’s track it.” said Daru. “But- but we must first get ready to take up the risk of danger no Darling” said I. “I have some weapons, look!” said Daru. “Pah! You have used your big brains at least now. Great!!!” said I. “Quick it’s getting late! Quick!” said Daru. “It’s already late Darling!” said I. “Ok then tomorrow early in the morning we have to come here and inspect.” said Daru. “I see you’re extremely fascinated by this murder case. Aren’t you?” said I. “Are you kidding? You know that we LOVE adventures, don’t you? Ok come let’s go home.” said Daru. Both of us went home and had a good sleep.

Around 12:00am I heard something creak. I woke up. I saw someone of Darling’s height. He was afraid of something, I knew it only by his speed of walking. He walked so fast that I was not able to see clearly who was it but I could guess that he was only a man!!!! But who is he, “Daru Darling wake up and look!!!!!” said I. But Daru did not wake up. What is the man doing around here? He looked at our home and started running. But why at our home? What is going on? I was not able wake Daru up. He was fast asleep. I did not wait for a long time, I picked up my mobile phone and started following that strange man.

He walked for a long time and finally stopped. He looked around and started rubbing something on the ground. I looked around me to see where I was. I was inside the forest, inside the forest where we saw the blood drops and car wheels’ prints. Is this man a spy? Does he know about our inspection? But, how? There is someone around signalling in the forest.

I stayed there in the forest, till the morning, thinking that I might forget the route because the forest goes into different routes in the beginning, from the one we had used in the morning. I was not able to sleep that night, being afraid of another spy. Almost early the morning, I called Daru Darling and informed what had happened last night. He came as soon as possible and saw that the marks were all gone. We started walking in only in one direction, just straight, only because there was no other route for a four-wheeled vehicle to travel. We were really tensed about where the route would come up to.

To our surprise it led to our home. We had not anticipated that the way would lead to our own house. “But how to our home it’s all something to do with that man whom you saw last night. “Yeah! Look over there. A huge man standing there?” asked I. “Do I know it? I have been with you from this morning! How will I know it?” said Daru with a red face.

“Cool Darling cool!” said I. We went and stood in front of the huge man. He was taller than Daru. He was not the one whom I saw. That man was different from this man. Then suddenly, by the time I could finish thinking that huge man pushed us down, he was so strong. He was just like a bodyguard of a film star. When we stood back again, he pushed us back again. Suddenly he picked us up and said sorry. “Sorry MASTER, sorry did it hurt you?” said the man. “MA- MAS- MASTER?” said Daru looking at me very scared. I was shocked. DARU- MASTER- THE MAN, what’s the link. Then the man with no one’s suggestion opened the door. It smelled very gross. It was the murdered man here in our house, it’s impossible. “Who put him here?” I yelled.

       “It was my MA-MAS-MASTER” said the man. “You… cheater. I trusted you very much and now you have broken your trust. You…. cheater!!!” Said I angrily. “Yes, girl I murdered him, and now he is here” said Daru. I took a spade out and went forward to hit him. But the man came in between and held the spade. I used my leg with which I kicked him back. I punched Daru. He came to punch me but bad luck since I knew KARATE. Daru was purple and blue for doing such a thing. He ran away. When we were had been fighting the huge man had dug a pit and had buried the dead body there. I did not get a chance to see who the dead man was. But before I asked the huge man, he also ran away with his MASTER, Daru.

I was extremely tired. I went home, had a hot bath and switched on the television to see the news. To my shock there was this news “TAMIL ACTOR SIVAKARTHIKEYAN IS MISSING. IF YOU COME ACROSS HIM, CALL 9535449976.” I cried a lot. He is my best hero. I wanted to meet him at least once on my life. It’s all bad news for me. SK- SK where on earth are you?

When I said this, there was the bell ringing loudly. I went and opened it crying, thinking that it was Daru, but it was- it was SIVAKARTHIKEYAN out there. I was surprised and was speechless. I stopped crying. Then there was my phone ringing, I picked it up, it was Daru. He said that he had murdered SK. It was silly! I said that SK was with me. I said that he was mad and kept the phone.

SK confessed that he was only the soul. He said that he was truly murdered by Daru. I was shocked. But how can I one see one’s soul? SK said that it was all to do with my love for SK. I was surprised to hear that I was only the one to love SK or any other actor in this world. I lived a happy life with SK’s soul. He helped me win medals by tricks and made me get a job. He was with me until my death. Even after my death we were friends as souls. Till now we don’t know where on earth Daru Darling is. I must thank him for killing SK. If he had not killed SK then he wouldn’t have met me and we wouldn’t have been true friends. Thank you very much Daru Darling.

Written by Shalini, STD VII. 

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The Happy Elephant

Once upon a time there lived a baby elephant named Rohit. It did not have any friends and it lived in a forest called Bandipur forest. One day, it was searching for food. Suddenly, there was a lake and Rohit fell into the lake! Rohit said, “Save me, save me, save me!”

One rabbit saw it and said “I should save this elephant. It is in trouble.” The rabbit ran to another female elephant to take out Rohit from the lake. The rabbit reached the female elephant and said, “A baby elephant fell into the lake!” The female elephant ran to the baby elephant and took it out. After the elephant came out, it said to the two animals, “I am obliged to you for saving me.” The female elephant and the rabbit said, “Its okay elephant.” Rohit and the two animals left.

Rohit went to its shelter. It was night and Rohit slept. During the night, it started raining heavily and Rohit’s shelter broke into small pieces. Rohit got up and went under the tree to sleep. In the morning, Rohit had a fever and it fell down. It said slowly and softly, “I need food, food, food, food, food…” A monkey saw it and said “The baby elephant has a fever. I should give it some bananas and stay till it is okay.” The monkey went and brought bananas for Rohit. Rohit said, “I am obliged to you monkey for bringing me bananas.” The monkey said “Its okay and what is your name?” Rohit said, “My name is Rohit.”

After this Rohit, the monkey and the rabbit became friends and went out to see the forest. It was evening when they went to the lake and sat down. Rohit said, “Rabbit, monkey, can you be friends with me?” They said yes. All the animals saw this and felt jealous. After this all the animals in the forest became friends with Rohit and Rohit lived happily.

Written by Ganesh, STD III.

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The Magic Stone

Once upon a time in Bangalore, there was a man named Prakash. He was a genius in making robots and he could make very difficult robots. He had a book that helped him make different kinds of robots and powerful stones.

One day when he was going to the shop, he saw something lying on the ground. He took it and recognised that it was a robot. He took the vegetables from the shop and the robot also. When he reached home, he saw that a circle stone can fit inside it. He said, “Oh, I have this stone. Whoever made this robot must have had patience because every part is nicely fixed. Let me fix the stone and see what happens.”

When he fixed it, a green light came out of it and suddenly the robot opened its eyes! Prakash got scared! The robot said in fear, “Where am I? On which planet am I? How am I here?” Prakash said “Cool down you robot. I will not hurt you.” The robot replied, “I am not a robot. I am a lion of Luxy planet. Luxy planet is very far from this planet and it is very beautiful. It was full of animals. But not now because an asteroid crashed and so many aliens came out of it. They are so powerful that all the animals do what the aliens say. Please help me. By the way, I am Snapy.” Prakash introduced himself. He said, “Okay I will help you, but let’s go tomorrow because it is already evening.”

The next day Prakash packed all his gadgets and was ready to go to Luxy planet. Snapy said, “Prakash please fix a seast stone inside me. Seast stones are made up of six counches and they are very powerful.” Prakash fixed it and suddenly Snapy became very big. Snapy said, “Prakash sit on me. I will take you. I came like this to Earth in one jump. Did you take your oxygen cylinder?” He said “Yes.” He sat on Snapy and in ten seconds they reached.

Prakash was very happy to see the scenery of the planet. Suddenly, the aliens attacked but no one was hurt. Snapy also attacked their spaceship and it got damaged. Prakash said “Very good Snapy!” Snapy said “Thank you.” The alien’s ship was broken. The alien’s leader said “Oh, a human came. Now you can’t go back.” Prakash said “Snapy scratch him!” The alien’s leader said “Go Fiery!” They both started fighting. Snapy said, “Prakash, mix the four seast together. It is very powerful.” He mixed them and put them inside Snapy. It became very powerful and he jumped on it. Snapy saw the seast and broke it. Fiery became small and the aliens lost the match.

Prakash said “Yes! We won! No what will you do aliens?” The aliens were very sad and they suddenly vanished. After a minute, Prakash felt like someone was pulling him and someone put him inside a prison. Snapy was outside the prison and it became small. After two minutes, the aliens appeared. They said “Ha ha! At last you came into the prison. You be there only.” After an hour, Prakash understood that the aliens only put him inside prison. When he was drinking hot water, accidentally, the water spilt on the rod and it melted. Praksh said “Wow! It melted! I think this planet is made of ice.”

He came outside and the aliens were spellbound. Prakash said, “This planet is made of ice. That’s how I came out of prison. Snapy, take the seast stone!” Snapy grew big and was very angry. It threw a fireball and everybody exploded except their leader. The leader said, “Human, if I am born one more time, I will not leave you.” He also exploded. Now there were no aliens on Luxy planet.

Prakash planned to stay on the planet for two days. Prakash and Snapy played and enjoyed for two days. Afterwards, in the morning, Prakash said, “Snapy, it’s time to go.” Snapy was very sad and he dropped him to Earth. After this, Prakash always loved Snapy.

Written by Raghav, STD III.

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The Cat and the Dog

Once upon a time, there lived a cat named Angel. Angel was searching for food and suddenly, a dog saw Angel. The dog went back thinking that it can pounce on the cat. It tried to pounce on the cat but it could not reach the cat. A thorn pierced the dog’s leg.

The next day, Angel’s brother came. He was searching. The dog saw it and thought it was Angel. The dog pounced on Angel’s brother and Angel saw this. Angel murmured, “What should I do now? Should I save my brother or should I escape?”  Angel went to the dog and said, “Why are you hurting my brother?” The dog said “Oh! Sorry! I thought that he is you. I am sorry Angel.” Angel asked, “Why are you sad? I am watching you everyday and in June you were not hurting cats. Why are you hurting cats now?” The dog said, “I will tell you the flashback story.” Angel said, “Okay. Tell me the flashback story.”

The dog said, “Once I lived with a boy called Aanesh. I was hurting cats and Aanesh saw this. Aanesh said, ‘Why are you hurting cats?’ I said ‘To eat.’ Aanesh said ‘No no. We should not hurt cats.’ I said, ‘Why?’ Aanesh said, ‘When somebody hurts you, how will it be? In the same way when you hurt others, they also feel some feelings.’ I said, ‘Okay sorry. From now I will not hurt cats.’ One day Aanesh was walking. Two cats were watching him because they thought that we will kill Aanesh because his dog hurt us. The cats went to Aanesh, pushed him, scratched his eyes and hurt him. Aanesh died. I started hurting cats again after this.”

Angel said “Come we will go to those two cats and kill them, Dog.” The dog said, “Yes. I will also kill them.” Angel and the dog went to the two cats and said, “You killed Aanesh so Aanesh’s dog will kill you.” The dog killed the two cats. Angel and the dog became friends and they lived happily.

Written by Ganesh, STD III.

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Bhagath and the Scary Ghost

(Among the winners for the story writing home work! Congratulations to Vishwas!)

There lived a man called Bhagath. Bhagath will have a friend called Rahul. Rahul will be troubling him and hitting him.

One day, Bhagath decides to take revenge and kill Rahul. Rahul will come to Bhagath’s house. Bhagath will call Rahul to his room and take a knife and kill Rahul. Rahul will turn into a ghost.

Rahul will be troubling Bhagath, like banging the doors and windows shut and turning the light on and off. On the second night, Bhagath will hear a knock on the door. He will go to wash his face. As he goes near the mirror, he sees a coloured shadow. When he looks back nobody is there. When he looks up, suddenly a ghost comes to attack him! Bhagath escapes from the ghost.

After 13 days, the ghost has a plan that he will come in the form of a boy and kill Bhagath. One day, the ghost comes to Bhagath’s house and knocks on the door, “Help! Help!” Bhagath runs and opens the door. He sees a boy. Suddenly, a truck goes over the boy. Bhagath goes to pick up the boy. Beside the boy there will be a knife. The boy takes the knife and kills Bhagath.

Written by Vishwas, STD IV.

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Bhagath and the Ghost

(Among the winners for the story writing home work! Congratulations to Samanyu!)

One day a boy named Bhagath was shifting to a new house. He was packing everything to move to the new house. Bhagath was very excited to move to the other house, and scared too, because everybody said that next to his new house there is a ghost house. Every night, strange sounds would come, such as screams, somebody talking, gun shots etc. It was night and Bhagath and his family went to sleep.

The next day, they woke up, got ready and drove to the new house. They reached the new house. They got down and they were going into the house. While entering the house, he saw the strange house. It was crooked and bent. There were climbers growing on the house, the trees were leaning on the wall and the house was as tall as a bamboo. But there was something strange.

No one could sort out the mystery from when a boy named Aadesh, a detective, entered the house to find out if there was a ghost in the house or not. He did not return after going inside the house and from that day smoke was coming out of the chimney and a fire was burning. Some people thought that the ghost had set the fire because he wanted to roast the boy and eat him. But the other silly thing in that, was that the fire cannot burn for so long! Some said the fire was magical. Some said that the boy had set the fire. But for this also the same silly thing applies: the fire cannot burn for so long.

Bhagath’s father called him and Bhagath forgot everything and went inside. He was looking at the house all around in amazement. It was night. He was reading a story book. Suddenly, whispers could be heard in his house and he got scared. He sat there, frozen in fear. Suddenly, “HAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!” Bhagath got even more scared!

He turned around to the door and saw somebody wearing a ghost’s costume. It was Sai Sushane, his best friend. Bhagath was very angry, serious and nervous but Sai Sushane was laughing loudly. Bhagath scolded him and Sai Sushane said sorry. “Its okay, but were you making the whispers?” asked Bhagath. “No.” replied Sai Sushane. Bhagath’s mother called them for dinner. They both ate dinner. Sai Sushane went to his house and Bhagath went to bed. Bhagath switched on the fan because it was a hot day and he went to sleep.

After a few minutes, he felt very cold. He looked up and he saw the fan was switched off. He got scared. He could not sleep. He was awake till 1:00 am. Finally, he tried to sleep and he dozed off.

It was a Sunday the next day. His parents had said the previous night that they would not be home for the whole day because they had to go for a party, a meeting, shopping and a house warming ceremony. Bhagath went downstairs and brushed his teeth, bathed and went to the kitchen to have a breakfast of sambar and dosa. He finished his breakfast and was wondering about the whispers from the previous night. Then he remembered the house as strange sounds were coming from the house. Again, he heard a weird voice from the house.

It was lunch time. He ate lunch and was playing a video game. After some time, he dozed off. He woke up at 6:17 pm. Again, he heard the weird sounds. He was really very stressed about the sounds. So Bhagath decided to go and investigate the ghost house. He got ready and packed everything he wanted in his bag. Everything was packed and he started to go to the house. At that time, he heard a loud scream coming from the house! Bhagath was shivering, but  he did not lose hope of going inside the ghost house. He said to himself, “There is no ghost inside that house.”

Suddenly, there was a clashing off swords inside the house! Again he said to himself, “Only two steps to reach the door.” Bhagath reached the door. Behind him, a postman passed through. He watched Bhagath in horror and warned him not to go into the house. But Bhagath did not hear what the postman said and he went inside. The postman was staring at the house in horror for a minute. He saw blood splash inside the house. He got a headache and fell on the road. Bhagath was inside and there was a blood splash because he stepped on a fat mouse.

Bhagath’s heart was beating very fast. The sound of his heartbeat was so loud that he could hear it because of the weird sounds in the house. He went further. He saw the living room on his left so he went inside it. It was really big and covered with spider webs. The fire was burning. When he was seeing the hall to explore the place, he swords that were red and the suit was also red. Bhagath got really very scared. He was frozen and sweat was all around his face. He wanted to scream but he didn’t.

He came out of the hall and he went inside a room. He saw many photos hung on the wall. The pictures were showing a man and a woman. When he touched it, a voice came from behind him, “Do not touch that!” He turned back and saw a face but the body was invisible. He was the same as in the photo. Bhagath asked, “Who are you?” “I am the owner of the house.” Bhagath was shivering in fright and said, “But you are a ghost.” “Yes I am a ghost but I will not harm you. I am a good ghost.”

Bhagath was not scared anymore. He wanted to ask many questions. Bhagath clarified his doubts. Suddenly the sound of the door opening was heard. Bhagath went and peeped from the door. It was his parents, the postman and two policemen holding a torch. Bhagath turned to see what the ghost was doing. To his surprise, the ghost had disappeared. Bhagath was wondering where the ghost had gone. At that time, the two policemen, his parents and the postman came into the hall and saw Bhagath. His parents were happy. Bhagath went to his house wondering about the ghost.

Written by Samanyu, STD IV. 

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Bhagath and the Scary Ghost

(Among the winners for the story writing home work! Congratulations to Ninad!)

Once upon a time, one boy named Bhagath was walking in a deep forest. He had lost his way. He saw a house in the distance. He was tired, so he went inside the house. “Is there anybody here?” he called but no one was there.

As he was exploring the house, he saw a book. It was very dirty. He picked up the book in his hands and opened it. The book was about the house and it said that there was a ghost there. He quickly tried to get out of the house but he couldn’t go out of the house because if someone enters the house, they cannot come out because, as it was written in the book, good people cannot come out but bad people can come out because the ghost was also bad.

Written by Ninad, STD IV. 

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Mohith and His Dream

 It was a cloudy day. There was silence in the air. A young boy named Mohith walked home slowly. He was in deep thought. He was worried about going to school the next day. As he was walking, he heard footsteps behind him. He suddenly turned back and saw there was nothing. He saw his own shadow. He was not scared. He kept on walking. There was no one around. Again he heard some footsteps. He turned, back scared. He saw a shadow with it fingers bent. He thought its nothing and he started walking.

He had not done his homework. He reached home. He started doing his homework. He did his homework  with  his great effort because his teacher would give him a star. The next day he submitted his homework. After a while in school, he was punished. He was shocked to listen to his teacher when she was saying “Why have you done some rubbish in your book? Why have you torn all the pages of your book?”

After school he went home. He experienced all this till he married. He lost his books, he lost his pen, he forgot to do homework and he lost his bag. But he did not understand what was the reason for these problems. When he married, till he had children there were no problems. When his son grew to the age of five, again the problems started. He lost his wife.

One day, in front of the mirror, he saw his shadow moving. The shadow did all this because Mohith was not taking care of his shadow. It told Mohith this. Mohith said, “What? Why should I take care of my shadow? I cannot touch you because you are a shadow. You are a shadow!” It said, “Why can’t you touch me?” in a gruff voice, “So I will kill you. Aaaargh!” Mohith screamed, “Mummy……!!!!”

His mother came running and asked, “Why are you screaming?!” “This shadown is going to  eat me, save me!” His mother told him, “Oh. I think you are having a nightmare my son.” He got up and realised that it was a dream. He brushed his teeth, did all his schoolwork and went to school. All his days were just fine.

Written by Shishir, STD VI.