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Children’s Writing Festival


Imagine yourself as a poor little bug, about to be squashed by an alien human. So what do you do in your defense? You either bite, spray out venom, look all creepy or start smelling horrible if you do get killed. It’s not like you can help it. First, because it’s your instinct to do that, like a human’s instinct to cry as a baby, or blink every five seconds. Why are so many people against bugs?

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No School Day

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Story Credit : Aarushi Jain, the youngest regular contributor at the Chatoveracuppa blog. Storytelling comes to her naturally. This story was originally written for the children’s writing festival where the prompt was to write a story about a no school day spent without any electronics. 

“Haley! Haley,” wake up my mom said this morning as I yawned.

“You don’t have school today because it’s raining cats and dogs outside.”

“Yes!” I screamed in joy as I wiggled my feet out of the covers.

“But no iPhone, smartphone, laptop or TV,” my mom added as she numbered each device on her fingers. Then she walked out of the room. I grunted.

“Mmmm,” I said. “Your bear chocolate chip cookies are so delicious.” I added to please my mom.

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Dolpin By Catch

Children’s Writing Festival : Story #10

Written By : Sameeha Soora. She is a second grader. She loves to read and make the world a better place to live in.


I was in San Francisco, the best place in the world for a vacation. I was on a boat dock, waiting to get on the cruise. At last I got on the cruise. I saw a fisherman trawling for fish, but dolphins were going right toward the nets.
And then the most tragic thing happened!
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The Story Of The Abandoned Castle

Children’s Writing Festival : Story #9
Written & Illustrated By : Kimaya Kaviraj, age 9. Dancer, storyteller, artist.
Kimaya said, “I just can’t wait for tomorrow!”
Sanaya said, “Yes, you are right!”
Abhijoy said, “Let’s start packing!”
These are the things they packed. In a purple bag, Kimaya hanged an Elsa key ring and packed 7 frocks, a writing book, pencil, eraser, sharpner, lots of food and water.
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The Power Of Many

Children’s Writing Festival : Story #7
Written By : Shreya. A second grader she loves to work with colors,spends most of her time doodling and reading books. For when she grows up, she wants to own a book store and an art studio of her own. 

The First Day Of Second Grade

It was Sarah Adam’s first day in second grade and she was very excited. As she walked into the school, she saw her old friends from first grade. She ran to them and said excitedly, “Hi! It is so nice to see all of you.“

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A Day of Fun for Me!!!

Children’s Writing Festival : Story #6

Written By : Swar Jain, an almost teenager!



When the weather is bad and there are gray skies outside, being stuck in the house can be tedious. Most people look at this as a depressing day to stay home on the couch watching TV and feeling sorry for themselves. People should look at a rainy day as an opportunity, an opportunity to do things you usually don’t or can’t do on normal days because they are simply hobbies or not that high on your priority list. And so, I will explain what I would do to make a rainy day stuck at home, to a day full of fun. Go ahead, do something different and learn something new.

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My Spectacular Day

Children’s Writing Festival : Story #5
Written By : Aleesha Bora. 
Artist : Aleesha Bora
A beautiful still life made by an young artist (the author of this post)
But I still wanted to stay in bed. Because I was still tired. At the same time I was excited that there was no school today.
My mind started thinking what I was going to do today. I was bummed that I couldn’t use electronics at all. But it did not stop me from having fun. It did not stop me from doing some things that I love to do.

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It’s raining cats and dogs!

Children’s Writing Festival : Story #4
Written By : Avani. She is a voracious reader, she actually does not read books. She eats them up. So it isn’t a surprise that she is a fabulous writer too. Her writing has been published on our blog before as well. 

“It’s raining cats and dogs!!” I screamed. Images of beagles and poodles falling out of the sky flashed through my head. My mom just stared at me. I quickly threw on jeans and a sweater while still thinking what dog I would like. ”Honey, be careful. It’s wet outside and wear a jacket”, Mom shouted after me. Maybe once the dogs and cats flew out of the sky, they peed almost immediately and hence the wet part. But the jacket part made no sense whatsoever. I called my friends and told them it is raining cats and dogs. Like me, they screamed in delight. We all ran outside and saw….

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The Adventure

Children’s Writing Festival : Story #3
Written By : Tanya Banerjee. Writing is in her genes. But Tanya is not just a young author, she is a fabulous illustrator too. We managed to get a glimpse of that too. 

I woke up one morning to see my mom standing by my bedside with a grin on her face.

“It’s raining cats and dogs outside. There will be no school today. Why don’t you do what you love to do and don’t get to do otherwise? There’s only one condition, no electronics!”

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