Thursday, July 29, 2010

Kupe Versus The Mad Beast

Kupe headed out to the turbulent and dangerous waters in a waka to kill the octopus who kept stealing their bait. He and his crew were on the sea for days. They were hungry,tired,and scared.

Suddenly "Boom!" a tentacle flopped onto the waka. The mad beast kept on chucking and throwing people into the sea! Kupe bolted up, grabbed his sword and axe, and started to fight. After slaying the octopus, he raised his weapon in a sign of victory!

Kupe's wife saw an island in the distance so they sailed towards it. They were very happy and called their new land Aotearoa.


  1. Really exciting writing Esrah! (get the rhyme?)
    I love your use of action words and interesting language. I'm not sure about the sword though; -I think Kupe may have had a taiaha and a putu or mere.
    Excellent work mate. Keep it up!

  2. Hi Esrah, wow what an awesome and exciting short story. You have used different types of words so effectively well done. I would love to hear what happens next in your story. Keep up the good work son. You're doing great!
    Love Mum

  3. Well Done Es! Amazing how you can build so much suspense by using the right words son. I look forward to seeing it at the movies. "Kupe Vs The Mad Beast" directed by.....Esrah Tuala. :) Choohoo.


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