Once Upon a Time
Stories old and new
Fables

Fables

A fable is a story that points out some aspect of human behaviour and has…

Folktales

Folktales

Folktales are stories passed on from one person to another by word of mouth.  In…

Fairytales

Fairy Tales

Fairy tales are not always about fairies, though they are always full of strange and…

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Pomegranate Pips
Your first stories
Kitten Cat

Kitten-Cat

Kitten-Cat is a naughty little kitten that keeps getting into all kinds of mischief, even…

Bilari

Bilari Billi

Bilari Billi is a little grey kitten that lives among the tangled roots of the…

Meera

The Adventures of Meera

  Hi! I am Meera. I am four years old. I live in a BIG…

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Beyond Stories
Story Inspired Games
Crosswords

Crosswords

The first crosswords appeared in England in the 19th century. These were simple puzzles, derived…

Puzzles

Puzzles

A puzzle is a problem that requires human creativity and knowledge to solve. Human beings…

Magic minibeasts

Magic Minibeasts

Hi! Welcome to Magic Minibeast Land! Here there are loads of fun things for you…

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Archie Andrews, RIP. Or not!

Posted on : Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Archie Andrews, freckle-faced, red-haired hero of the eponymous comics, died this week (Life with Archie #36) while saving his best friend’s life. Created by Bob Montana and Vic Bloom, Archibald…

Hello.

Posted on : Monday, July 7th, 2014

Welcome to Around the Fireplace. This a space for you and me to talk about stories, about stories behind stories, and the stories that flow from stories, to share with…

Behind the Shadows - a review by Anchita Ghatak

Posted on : Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Do you roll your eyes in horror every time you speak to a call centre executive? Emmanuel Sigauke in his story entitled Call Centre takes us into the world of…