In her own words: “Hi. As you already know, my name is Minudi De Zoysa. I am an average eleven-year-old from the twenty-first century. I was lucky enough to be one of the children included in the Pop-up Story Factory writing workshops. Anyway, I was born in 2000. I have a fourteen-year-old brother who loves games and a lovely mother and father. I LOVE MY FAMILY!!!! I do not know where I would be without them. And that’s a little about me for you to know.”
Dolly came with her class to a writing workshop in July 2011. The class wrote the beginning of Lethal Silence together (in italics below), then finished it on their own. Dolly’s story was published in I Met a Martian and Other Stories, the Sydney Story Factory’s first official anthology.
In her own words: “‘My name is Ada Fang. My family consists of a Martian-like sister, caring mother, nerdy dad and a crazy dog. I love reading on the weekends in bed when it’s cold and raining outside and my dog Bibi is sleeping at the end of the bed. I also like reading late at night with a torch on.
In his own words: “‘What up gee! My name is Andrew Stevenson but you can call me Awesome for short. Now getting to the boring bit, there are a few things you have to know about me. I have a sister that probably comes from Mars as well as a mum and dad. I like to read crime and action books. My hobbies are basketball, table tennis and tennis.”
Finn came with his class to a writing workshop in July 2011. The class wrote the beginning of Lethal Silence together (in italics below), then finished it on their own.Finn’s story was published in I Met a Martian and Other Stories, the Sydney Story Factory’s first official anthology.
Miss Mars came to earth with her cat Windy. They landed at Mt Carmel. Windy thought Earth isn’t smelly ENOUGH! I would like more smells. I like smells such as wee, poopand trash cans. Miss Mars thought Eww! What are they wearing! Miss Mars was walking down the hall and she screamed with joy because she saw a Justin Bieber poster that said:
Once upon a time there was an Alien from Mars. His name was Gloopy Jelly Ambassador. He travelled around the galaxy giving earthlings and others the opportunity to come to Mars to holiday and also to talk to Martians.
It’s almost the end of the school day, and some of the Mount Carmel school kids are in the library doing their homework. Suddenly, the room starts shaking and a big alien drops out of the sky. His name is Googoogaga. He has a big long nose and 800 eyes, some on his arms.
Our heroine is Amelia Sonico. One night while Amelia slept in Mount Carmel School a martian came and flew through the window and landed behind her bed. ‘H-h-hello. What is your name?’ said Amelia. ‘I am martian Number 9 and I need all the penguins in Mount Carmel school to be my slaves on planet Mars.
In his own words: “I was born in 2001. My birthday is October 22. I love my family. I’m a boy. I’m fast and I play football. When I’m older I’m going to be in the army.” Jaidyn wrote a story about a Martian coming to Earth at the Sydney Story Factory’s first pilot program in 2011.