Story Contest 2018 #1 - Outstanding Stories (Sub-junior) »

The Hidden City

“The Hidden City” is one of the outstanding stories of the first biannual International Short Story Contest 2018 written by Sindhuja Govindaraju, Oakridge International School, India.

The Hidden City

Once upon a time in a land far away, lived a king, queen and the citizens. Sadly the king lost his life in a war and the queen died due to old age. The citizens were sad without the king and queen. So they started moving out. People built walls around the city. There was a door to enter but it was locked. The keys were inside the wall. From that day, the city was known as the “Hidden City”.

Many years later, an explorer happened to pass by, “why is this place closed?” thought the explorer. He went closer. There was a sign near the locked door “The Hidden City” he read. He wanted to go inside, however the doors were locked. He tried to climb the wall. He managed to do so! He caught the keys, unlocked the door and went inside. He saw the royal palace, statues, buildings, etc.

Soon the wall was broken. The story of the explorer and hidden city spread far and wide. It was on news papers, TV, advertisements, etc. The explorer became famous and the city was not hidden anymore. People started moving inside the city. They lived happily ever after.

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