We're Writing to Say

We’re Writing to Say... is a Story Factory project that aimed to creatively document the lived experience of young people during the COVID-19 pandemic. During the shared experience of a truly unprecedented year, the project connected young people with each other: building empathy, embracing inclusion and providing a forum for them to share their stories and reflections. Buy the book  here.

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Stories from this Program

Story about an Animal

By Daniel R, Stage 4

One morning I woke up finding my dog outside the gate and I felt confused. How had the dog passed the gate?

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By Georgia

Object: Laptop It feels heavy, and I hold my memories from quarantine with it. Online school, I wish I could forget. It was tiring! If i was really lucky, I...

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By Alice

Two days ago, a wild beast called Bella walked into my room and screamed, “You hacked my Roblox account!” “No, I didn’t.” I said. “Yes, you did!” Then all of...

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By Bella

Rosie is a pure-bread Bengal cat and Bianca is a mixed short hair. Bianca was rescued, when her owners put her whole family out on the street. They fight ALOT....

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By Kobi

We found a turtle. Me and my dad were out playing at the golf club. Its shell was cracked.  We took it home.  After four years the crack healed.  We...

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By Melissa

My mum decided to give my dog a KFC chips package.  My dog decided to try to put his entire head in the package. “WTF” followed by laughing.

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By Tyrone

I found my Crow, Gavin, near Minto, near Macfields. With my cousins. I’ll train it and take it home. Cousin said “why are you taking it home? Why do you...

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By Olivia

Roxy, my rottweiler.She’s very hyperactive. She’d scratch on the screen door and try to jump in the window.Sometimes she managed to get in.She accidentally killed our pet rabbit and afterwards...

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By Willow

I bring an interest in the Kardashians I bring a sense of humour

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By Willow

I bring an interest in the KardashiansI bring a sense of humour  I’ll remember Corona (it’s Donald Trump) I hope I get thickI hope I get skin!!!!I hope Trump doesn’t...

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By Noah

I bring fractionsI hope Conor comes back

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By Jackson

I bring Paper Mario Origami King on Nintendo Switch

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By Harley

I bring strength – liftingI bring working – school workI bring bike riding – mountain bike.

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By Ezura

I bring JapaneseI bring musicI bring being creative  I’ll remember learning to ice skate (note: Alex, the ice skating at a mall thank you Alex you’re a real help)I’ll remember...

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By Braidyn

I bring mechanic skills. I rebuilt a dirt bike from scratchI bring driveway burnouts