Category Archives: Stories for Children

Meet Dot the Spot

  See this dot, This dot, this spot. Sometimes I’m lonely,   and sometimes not.   Sometimes, I’ll play, And with my friends, today,   I’ll sit up high on the letter i.   I may be small But that’s … Continue reading

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Manny’s Surprise

“Yippie! I can do it Paulie! Did you see me? Did you see me?” Little Manny Mongoose is terribly excited.  He dances and he prances because he is delighted.   “We won’t be late for school again.  We’ll be early … Continue reading

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The Magic Wedding Dress

The Magic Wedding Dress Sylvia Patterson, a well known figure to the Forbes household, walked up the drive one Saturday afternoon to visit her sister Sheryl.  Together, they went up to Sheryl’s spare room to get her old wedding dress, … Continue reading

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The Little Bully

For the two months since her school report had arrived in the post, ten year old Efua McKie could speak of nothing else but about being a monitor when the new school year began at the St. Simon’s Prep School … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Missing Mangoes

It was summer and Hylton McKie had managed to persuade his son that his grandchildren: Efua, Alexander and Sylvester, would enjoy spending two weeks with him in the country.  Their grandfather lived in Hanover with Auntie Lorna – far away from Bridgeport … Continue reading

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The Gift

“We’re home!” shouted Alexander as he came in one Sunday morning after church.  He threw himself into the easy chair next to the spot where his father was lounging and stared at him, willing him to turn around and open … Continue reading

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