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Kids Free Online Short Story, Read Aloud Children's Stories With An Old Big Red Bus, Titled Ollie's Flight of Fancy

Updated on December 4, 2012

Welcome to another Ollie Story for young children! This is a short story for kids to enjoy and is the last story in the series. It is ideal as a read outloud story or for child to read for themselves. Ollie is a harmless character. He likes to tell moral stories with a lesson to learn. These stories have created to help young children understand ethics and good citizenship. I hope you have enjoyed these lovely children's online stories! Should you want to read another one of my free online stories please scroll down and click on the link.

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The children looked very smart, all dressed up in their best clothes - laughing and waving!

Today was one of those 'special days'

Ollie the big red bus lived in a town, where he took people to where they wanted to go every day. He loved going around the town, stopping at the bus-stops outside the shops, schools and factories. But what Ollie liked best of all was taking the school children for trips out. Today was one of those 'special days', and today he and his best friend Bertie, were going to take the children from their school, to the big airport.

It was a bright, clear morning when Ollie and Bertie trundled up to the school gates. All the children were waiting for them, laughing and waving as the friends drew up. The children looked very smart, all dressed up in their best clothes. Very quickly they climbed onto the buses, and with a ting of the bell, Ollie and Bertie set off along the road which led out of the town.

Today Ollie and his best friend Bertie, were going to take the children from their school, to the big airport.

At the Airport

Bill, Ollie's conductor, whistled a tune as he stood on the platform by the stairs, and in no time at all, the children were singing the tune as well. "Oh what a lovely day", said Ollie, and all the trees that stood along the road, thought so too, for they nodded their branches as he sped past. It did not take long for them to reach the airport, and Ollie stood with Bertie near the runway, watching the aeroplanes take off and land, while the children watched from the top of the terminal building.

A little aeroplane landed a short distance from where the friends stood, and after it's pilot had got out, Ollie asked the little plane what his name was, and he replied, 'Archie'. "Oh tell me what it is like to fly?" asked Ollie eagerly. Archie smiled, and told him how he skips between the fluffy white clouds, and soured over the countryside, seeing all the animals in the fields, looking oh so tiny far below.

Oh Archie, what is it like to fly?

Ollie was entranced. If only he could fly, if only he could dance between the clouds, and play in the blue sky; and as he listened to his new friend, the soft whisper of his voice seemed to join with the gentle buzz of all the other engines, and it was so soothing, that he started to drift into another world.

Ollie Is Flying!

Ollie had wings. They were silver, and glistened in the sunshine. Where his radiator used to be, was now a big flat propeller. Roar went Ollies engine, and the propeller turned round and round. Ollies big black tyres turned as well, and he started moving along the runway. Faster and faster he went, and suddenly he left the ground and soared up into the blue sky.

Higher and higher he went, birds flapping their wings to get out of his way. On through the white clouds, until he was so high that he could see the countryside for miles around. He saw fields that he knew were really very big, looking like tiny squares, and he saw roads winding their way between them. On the roads were cars moving so slowly, that they seemed hardly to move at all.

Ollie swooped down back through the clouds. He turned and twisted in the blue sky, his wings sparkling in the sunshine. Then he felt sick. He remembered all the diesel that Sam, the man who looked after Ollie, and all the other buses at the big garage, had put into his tank that morning; and he felt it gurgling and sloshing about.

The little white clouds had turned black, and had now grown very large.  A cold wind blew up, and started to whip at him from every direction at once. Then icy hale and rain stung his red paint, and he wished he were back on the ground.

Big tears dropped from Ollies head-lamps, as he tried to return to the airport, but the more he tried, the further away the airport got. "Oh dear, oh dear, what shall i do?" he cried, shaking all over, and the more he cried the more he shook, until he woke up to Bertie shaking him with his wing-mirror.

" Oh i've had such a bad dream", said Ollie to his friend. "I dreamt that i could fly, and it was not as nice as i thought it would be". Bertie nudged up to Ollie, and said, "it's always good to do what you are best at doing, and after all it was only a flight of fancy". And the two friends laughed at Berties joke until their headlights wobbled.

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    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Great Britain

      I think there are no limits to a child's imagination Paige bullock. There have been teachers who have contacted me to say how their children have enjoyed the stories of Ollie. I guess everyone is entitled to their opinion - bless you.

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      paige bullock 

      7 years ago

      how ever good the stories are i don't really understand the byline of the story so maybe that is an area to work on flying and buses arent what young minds are after they want dora the explorer and things like that...

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      billyaustin - thanks for reading - Im glad you enjoyed it:)

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Thanks Keith! Maybe the 15 year old might like my 'Fox' series or Faffenburger's Oddysey (alpha and omega). The 'Piddle' series is very funny (particularly the truth mushroom!). There some more reading ...err... just to start! LOL

    • billyaustindillon profile image


      8 years ago

      A great children story - the pics are marvellous! Thanks for voting on my nuhnugget too :)

    • KeithTax profile image

      Keith Schroeder 

      8 years ago from Wisconsin

      My girls enjoyed your story, Shaz. Without HP the story would have a hard time finding audience. It is so good to live in an age where we can read your stories.

      By the way, my 10 year old enjoyed it more than the 15 year old. You know how it is.

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Just spread the loooove dear Samboiam... spread the looove and enjoy the read! Thanks for reading :)

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      8 years ago from Texas

      Vey good. I have to go read more of your short stories.

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      @skyfire... well then little boy, let me tuck you into bed and we could develop a story together - one about buses, dreams and purple people eaters! :)

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Thank you breakfastpop... Im glad you liked it!:)

    • skyfire profile image


      8 years ago

      Cool story there, little kid like me IZ hooked to short stories :P

    • breakfastpop profile image


      8 years ago

      What a marvelous and engaging story. You are very, very talented.

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      @Gpage - Thank you my friend! :)

      @thevoice I am glad you liked it! :)

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      @pamela - thank you for you compliment. Unfortunately, the 'real life' publishing is a different game. Many publishers don't even look at what you write - I have had many returned manuscripts without even a look. There is too much of a glass ceiling on this. I don't want 'glory' or money (although just enough to live on would be good), just people to enjoy what I write. My Ollie stories haven't been given the light of day - I wrote these a few years ago - now I hope many children will enjoy!

      Thank you for reading! :)

    • thevoice profile image


      8 years ago from carthage ill

      amazing hub great thanks

    • GPAGE profile image


      8 years ago from California

      shazwellyn....what a lovely story! Enjoyed it! Best, GPAGE

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Shacz, What a cute story. You are very talented at writing children's stories. You probably should put together a book of short children's stories or maybe that is already your plan. Good hub.


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