Leonard Koh

The Homeless Kitten

The sun beat down on the beautiful world. I was walking home from the supermarket. Suddenly, a loud purring sound could be heard.

The sound grew louder as I approached. I started searching for the source of the sound. Finally, my eyes saw a homeless cat behind the rose bushes. My eyes opened wide and mouth dropped agape. It had unkempt fur and scruffy ears. It also looked weak and helpless. My instincts told me that it was starving. In a hurry, I brought him home to feed him some milk. He slurped some milk and fish greedily. I was bandaging him when my mother saw him and exclaimed, “Who brought the cat in the house?”

I owned up to my actions. “I was the one who did it,” I admitted while my mother reprimanded me for not asking for her permission, but she allowed me to keep the cat until it recovers. I learnt that I could not bring stray animals home without permission in the future. The homeless kitten I found became my new best friend!

Leonard Koh
Primary 1 (2016)

Zhang Zhi Yan

Siblings

Bryan and Lisa are siblings. They enjoy playing together. Bryan was playing with two cars. Suddenly, Lisa snatched one car away. Bryan’s face flushed with anger and he yelled, “Stop it Lisa! That’s my car!” Bryan gave Lisa a hard shove.

Lisa’s eyes opened wide and her mouth hung agape. She was cross at him and threw a book at him. Bryan ducked in time and the book missed him.

Crash! The book hit the glass lamp instead. It broke into a million pieces. Bryan and Lisa knew that they were in deep trouble. Their hearts pounded wildly as Mother stomped into the living room, face flushed with anger.

Bryan and Lisa apologised repeatedly with their head hung low and tears in their eyes. They promised to not fight again. Mother forgave them.

Zhang Zhi Yan
Primary 1 (2015)


The Cat Fights Back

Ding dong! The bell rang. It was time to go home. Harry, Tim and Jack were going home. On their way back home, they saw a cute cat sleeping on the green grass.

Jack saw that there were many rocks on the ground. At that juncture, he picked up on big rock and threw it at the cat. When the cat winced in pain, Jack’s eyes lit up. Jack then used a stick to poke the poor cat’s eye. The cat ran away whimpering.

The cat’s mother had watched everything. Jack did not see the bigger cat preparing to pounce on him. While Jack chased the little cat, the mother cat suddenly pounced angrily at Jack and bit Jack.

Jack burst into tears. “Oh! Jack are you ok?” Tim asked as he helped Jack up. Jack explained what happened. After this incident, Jack learnt a painful lesson. He never dared to abuse animals any more.

Zhang Zhi Yan
Primary 1 (2015)


Cookie Jar

The sky was as blue as a sea and the sun was as round as a ball. Alex loved cookies, because they were very sweet and tasty. Although he loved cookies his mother did not let him eat too many cookies, because they can cause him to get sick easily.

“Alex I am going to the super market right now. Do not eat these cookies!” Mother bellowed as she shut the door. “Yay! Mother is not here. I can eat all the cookies!” Alex hollered as he grinned from ear to ear. Alex pushed the stool to the kitchen and he climbed into the stool. The cookie jar was very hard to reach. Alex lost his balance and fell with a loud thud.

“Ouch! I am in so much pain!” Alex yelled as he grazed his knee! Mother came home and she saw Alex’s knee. She asked what had happened and Alex told her what had happened. She brought him to the clinic and his mother scolded him. Alex learned his lesson to not climb the stool again!

Zhang Zhi Yan
Primary 1 (2015)

Esther Siak

The Mischievous Boy

Denzel was a mischievous boy. There was no teacher in the class and the class was rowdy. Samuel had brought a new ball to class. Denzel’s eye lit up. He was up to mischief. He wanted the new ball for himself.

All of a sudden, Denzel snatched the ball from Samuel and refused to return the ball. Samuel fell to the floor and Samuel’s head hung low in disappointment. Denzel was his friend, and he never expected Denzel to do that.

After ten minutes, Samuel decided to stand up for himself. Without hesitation, Denzel threw the ball up and it hit the ceiling light. The class screamed in fear and hid under the tables. Glass shattered on the children.

At that juncture, the teacher bellowed, “What happened!” The children pointed at Denzel. One of the kids cried and explained what had happened. His teacher’s face flashed with anger and he reprimanded Denzel. As he was disciplined by his teacher, Denzel’s face turned as red as a clown’s nose. He was ashamed. He apologised

Esther Siak
Primary 1 (2015)

Isaac Gan

An Accident

The sky was clear blue and fluffy white clouds hung in clusters. John and Mark had just finished a long day at school. John invited Mark over to his house for a football match. The duo were grinning from ear to ear as they played. They were also guffawing with glee and shrieking with excitement.

Dashing towards the ball, John suddenly kicked it with all his might! The ball flew and crashed into the neighbor’s window.

Piang! The window shattered into smithereens. John’s mouth hung agape and his eyes opened wide. Just then, the neighbor saw the broken window from inside the flat and her face flushed with anger. “How can you do this to my window!” The owner yelled and she demanded an explanation.

The two boys stood rooted to the ground, terrified. Their face turned as red as a clown’s nose. They apologized profusely to the owner. The owner forgave them for their courage to admit their mistake.

John and Mark learned their lesson to not play near someone’s house again.

Isaac Gan
Primary 1 (2014)


It’s Playtime

The sun shone brilliantly across the vast blue sky. Freddie and his brother, John, asked their father if they could play soccer at the nearby park. “Let’s go boys, hurry up!” Father replied as the two boys let out a hoot of glee. The boys were grinning from ear to ear as they bolted through the door.

The trio went to a big field and started their game! They guffawed with glee as they passed the ball to each other. They were having a whale of a time! The birds flew quietly above their heads and the trees swayed in the wind.

All of a sudden, Freddie kicked the ball with a lot of strength. The ball flew over his father’s head and all the way into the nearby pond. Splash! Everyone’s eyes were wide open and their mouths hung agape. Father immediately dashed to get the ball. On the way, he tripped over a stick! Father fell into the pond with a splash! Thankfully the pond was not deep. The three of them looked at each other for a moment and started laughing with joy.

They helped Father out of the pond and back home. They had a shower and dinner. What a splendid day!

Isaac Gan
Primary 1 (2014)