Hi, my name is Alys Jackson and I'm a poet and writer

based in Adelaide, South Australia.

My work has been published in magazines,

anthologies and online.

My name is Alys and I love writing stories for children. My story, Momo and Hana, appeared in Orbit (School Magazine), Feb 2017 and is about a very special dog, Momo, who has a very unusual gift. It was beautifully illustrated by Althea Aseoche. You will find Momo and Hana along with many more stories below. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did writing them. Don’t forget to leave me a comment at the end. I’d love to hear what you thought.

Bye, Alys

Auburney’s scream became a series of wails. Children scattered in all directions, all of them screaming at the tops of their voices. ... Read More
All around Annie the ocean rose and fell like a wild animal, the water snapping and crashing, jagged and as sharp as teeth. ... Read More

Published in Blast Off, July 2018

Jasmine stared back at Bridgett and reigned in her temper. Just. After all, she was the newcomer, the new girl at school. It was up to her to fit in. ... Read More
Luke curled up his lip as his mother finished off the huge tyrannosaur’s head, filling its jaws with large, pointed teeth. ... Read More
Isaac glanced back over his shoulder but the small six-room orphanage had been swallowed up by the trees. ‘What if Maria finds out we’re gone?’ he shouted. ... Read More

Published in Orbit, Nov 2017

'Can’t you at least try to be good?’ sighed Hana. ‘I’m sure mother would let you stay if you weren’t so naughty'. ... Read More

Published in Orbit, Feb 2017.

On the evening of the Halloween party, storm clouds began to gather over the hills behind Jordan’s house. ... Read More
May-Ling suddenly wasn’t sure what she wanted anymore. When she thought about going to Australia it now made her feel ill. ... Read More

Published in Touchdown, February 2018

‘Quiet!’ shouted the elderly man. ‘Can’t you see he doesn’t know?’ ‘Know what?’ asked Daniel. His legs felt weak and shaky. ... Read More

Published in Orbit, Aug 2017

Keep youropen for more of my 
short stories in the School Magazine!!