Stream of Memories

I remember rays of sunlight, streaming through the windows at my grandmother’s house when I was very small. The sun would send dust which would swirl in the light – a vision of beauty at such a young age. I also thought that the sun would sometimes dim – by itself – before brightening again, oblivious to the fact that passing clouds actually caused this phenomenon. Continue reading

The Monster Party

One Saturday evening there was great excitement in Monsterville.

Grogre’s parents were having a party for Zlunk at their house. It was Zlunk’s birthday: They decided to let Zlunk invite the monsters that he wanted to. He invited Grumple, Grogre, Bogus Boo, the Zippopotamus and the Hippocrump.

It was Zlunk’s three hundred and fiftieth birthday. He was still quite young for a monster!

When the monsters got to Grogre’s house, they went out. It was seven p.m. and they had until one a.m. till the party was over. They decided to get trucks.

Bogus Boo was scaring people from their trucks until they got out and ran. Meanwhile Zlunk and Grumple were chasing people for about two kilometres until they were too tired to run anymore. Zlunk and Grumple caught the people.

When they got back each monster was hungry for they were carrying a truck and a person. They ate Ghost Pops and people. They left one person for Pass the Person. When they had eaten they played Pass the Person. Every time the music stopped the monster who had the person had to take a bite of him.

After that they played leap trucks. Later on everyone was tired and went home.

The party was a great success.

(Written in either Class 2 or Std 1…which is Grade 2 or 3, for the non-South Africans)

“My Time Machine”

“My Time Machine”

One day while the flowers were blosomming, I was on the

phone with my my friend. We were planing to steal a time

machine from the university of mysterious machines. Then on

Friday night my friend and I went to the university of

mysterious machines. we were lucky because, the guards were

asleep. The gate was electric, so we got a pole and did a

pole vault over the electric gate. There was an electronic

part at the door. I had a thing that opened the door, so I

used that. when we got inside, we went to the machine room.

In the machine room there were thousands of time machines.

Quickly, but quietly we took one time machine and ran out

of the building. We took the key from a guard that was

asleep. Quietly we opened the gate and ran out with the

time machine. Then we loaded the time machine into the back

of the truck. When we got to my house we took the time

machine into my house. After that I thanked my friend for

the help. When my friend left, I set the dial for 1939.

Then I got into the time machine and closed the door.

Suddenly, there was a flash and, I found

myself in the middle of world war two. All the warriors

were amazed and kept staring at me. Suddenly all the

soldiers charged at me. Then all the Germans decided to be

on my side. Then the war began. Suddenly one of the Germans

threw a spear at an enemy, then all the germans started

throwing spears at the enemies. Soon all the enemies were

dead. Then there was a bright flash, I stepped into the

flash and found myself at home. Then I went and got my

truck. I put the time machine at the back of the truck.

Then I went to the university of mysterious machines and

returned it. When I got home, I called my friend and told

him to come to my house. When he got to my house, he asked

me why the time machine wasn’t there. Then I told him the

whole story.

by <me>, Std 1/Grade 3

30 May 1989

Heroes of yester-year

With the World Cup over, I thought it’d be good to remind you not of today’s stars, but those from previous years.

First up is one of my all-time favourites, Andrei Kanchelskis. One of the reasons I liked United so much back then was their play from the wings, with Giggs and Kanchelskis being the fastest and best dribblers I’ve ever seen.


Next is one of Italy’s all-time greats, Roberto Baggio. He was their star of the 1994 World Cup. It’s a pity he’s remembered for missing the final penalty, rather than the 5 goals he scored to get Italy to the final, making him joint top scorer with Romario.


And finally, the best for last….