Lost in His Safe Place

Nicole J Simms/ August 30, 2020/ Stories/ 0 comments

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Johnny tentatively walks up to the two ladies sitting behind the main library desk: one lady has black braids pulled up into a ponytail, and the other has shoulder-length curly brown hair. He doesn’t recognise these librarians, but they could still help him.

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Behind You

Nicole J Simms/ June 28, 2020/ Stories/ 0 comments

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I sit at the dining table, staring at the Facebook video call window on my laptop screen. ‘Oh, where is Anna?’ Thanks to the bloody Covid-19 Lockdown, I haven’t seen Anna for a month — yes, a whole month. Even though we didn’t see each other every day, we still met up once a fortnight, if not weekly, in the

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It’s a Full Moon Tonight

Nicole J Simms/ April 28, 2018/ Stories/ 0 comments

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‘Wow, Miss, it’s a full moon tonight.’ Helen Gibbs grabbed the board marker pen off the floor and straightened. Her eyes locked onto Stuart Greenwich. He smirked. ‘How dare you, get out of my classroom,’ she shouted. Stuart spanked his bottom and left the room. The class laughed. Stuart’s words had haunted Helen throughout the summer holidays, so much so

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Mission M

Nicole J Simms/ March 31, 2018/ Stories/ 0 comments

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I used to love making paper aeroplanes. During class, I would write a secret message on them and fly them to Tommy, my best friend. And it was on one of those occasions that I discovered that I could use my aeroplanes for another mission. I called it Mission M. So on the third day of Mission M, I added

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