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Katie and the Witch’s Trial

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Sometimes it can be very hard being a witch. When something goes wrong, everyone suspects that you did it! However ridiculous it might be, people are always ready to point the finger of suspicion at you. Of course things are much better than in the old days when they used to put women on trial for witchcraft… or are they?

Read by Natasha. Story by Bertie.

Katie and the Witch’s trial

The headteacher was speaking to the weekly assembly at Katie’s School.

“This will be an important day. It will be a proud moment for the school. The parents, teachers, the school governors, and, ah, yes, the children have all worked hard for this moment. It will be a crowning achievement.”

Everyone was bored because Mrs. Hepworth had been banging on about this for weeks. She was talking about the new swimming pool. The school had spent a year raising the money to pay for it, and the builders had been at work for another year. The extension that housed the pool was to be named the Hepworth Centre, and there was a to be a glittery, star-studded official opening at the end of the week. Eddy O’Neil, a parent who worked in a bank and had pots of money, had paid at least half the cost of the building works. His lovely niece, Tania O’Neil, was going to snip the ribbon. She played a junior doctor in a TV soap about a hospital. The school’s best swimmers were going to put on a display of synchronised swimming. Katie’s friend Isis was captain of swimming, and Katie’s worst enemy Samantha was also on the team. But Katie had no special part to play. Witches are a bit like cats, they don’t really like getting into the water unless they absolutely have too. A shower is fine. A bath is a bit iffy. Swimming is difficult for them. Witches don’t like to get water in their ears you see, as it can make their magic powers go a bit wobbly.

The builders were working on the new pool building right up to the last minute.
Now I don’t know if there have ever had any builders in your house. If there have, you’ll probably know that they can make a lot of dust, mess and noise. Also, if there is anything that can go wrong, it probably will. Quite often, when you think you’ve said goodbye to your builders for the last time, you will go back into your house and something will start to crack, or fall down, or spring a leak. And then they will be back banging away and making dust and mess all over again.

The school builders were different. They worked for Eddie O Neil’s brother, who was in the construction business, and they knew they had to do a good job. Unfortunately, in the last week, the chief plumber went on holiday, and they had to call in another fellow to finish the job. He was not quite sure which pipe was meant to be fixed to which drain, but he gave it his best guess and fixed them anyway.

It was the day before the grand opening. School had finished, and Isis, Samantha and the syncranised swimming team were set to try out the pool for the very first time. Previously they had been training in the public swimming baths. Samantha was the first to come out of the changing rooms and trot out onto the edge of the pool.

‘URGGGGGGGGGGG!’ she screamd. “It’s DIS-GUST-ING..’”

“What an Earth is it?” asked Isis as she hurried out to join her. And then

“EEEEE YUK it’s horrid it’s OH FULL ON !!!!!!!!!”

Needless to say the plumber had got his pipes and his drains mixed up rather badly.

This was, quite possibly, the worst moment in Mrs. Hepworth’s entire career in teaching. The school secretary had to spend the whole evening ringing governors, dignatories, benefactors, parents, and the soap star’s agent telling them that the whole thing was posptponed due to unforeseen circumstances.

It was a bad day too for the syncronised swimming team. Tania O Neil was going to shake all their hands and give them medals. A TV crew was coming from the local news programme. They were going to be famous for at least fifteen seconds. Now that was all off.

Samantha was particularly cross. She rang up Isabelle and said : “I bet I know what happened. That little witch Katie put a bad spell on the pool becasue she hates swimming. She’s always doing mean things like that but she gets away with it because not everyone believes in magic these days.”

“Yes, I suppose you’re right,” said Isabelle. “It’s the only possible explanation.”

And that’s how rumours get started. Soon the whole school was talking about how Katie had had put a pooh spell on the pool.

“Yes,” said Jay, “Now you come to mention it, it all makes perfect sense, Katie did it.”

“Who else could have done it? It must have been Katie,” said Glenda.

“I can just imagine Katie doing a thing like that,” said Norma

“I always suspected that she was a bad witch,” said Oscar’s mum.

“Well I don’t believe a word of it,” said Isis firmly.

Naturally Katie knew that people were talking about her. She could tell by the way people were glancing at her across the playground. Besides, Isis told her about the rumours. She said to her best friend:

“Just so that I really really know, tell me that you didn’t do it,”

“What are you saying?” exclaimed Katie. “Surely you don’t believe anything like that?”

“No of course not. I’ve been tellling everyone to stop spreading dirty rumours about you. I just wanted to hear you say it yourself.”

But Katie was very upset. That evening she asked her mother :

“Why do people believe such silly rumours?”

“I’m afraid,” said her mum, “that an accusation has a special power. It’s a kind of bad magic that some ordinary people have. As soon as they say you did something, it’s alsmost as if you really did it. Mud sticks, as they say.”

“Oh I see,” said Katie, “But is there an innocent spell that can unstick mud?”

“If there was,” replied her mother with a sigh, “that would have saved witches a lot of trouble down through the ages. One of the worst things they used to do was to push witches into the water. If they drowned they said that was ok, they weren’t a witch, but if they swam they said they did bad magic and they were punished anyway. They just couldn’t win either way. But those days are long gone. I expect this will soon all blow over. If things don’t calm down I’ll ring the head teacher. But let’s just see if people find something else to gossip about soon. I expect they will.”

But they didn’t. Not yet anyway.
Samantha started to read up about witches on the internet, and she said that there were two types. She reckoned that Katie and her mother prentended to be Natural witches, mainly interested in things like herbal teas and charms to make colds go away. They were in touch with folk traditions and laws of nature that had been overlooked by scientists. But there were also evil creatures called Devil Witches who used unnatural magic to do evil in the world and break the laws of the universe. According to Samantha, she had proof that Katie was Devil Witch, and soon the whole school would see that it was true.

The rumours even reached the teachers. Of course, most of them were too sensible to believe such a silly idea. Mr. Smart the Biology teacher said it was dangerous that the children were accusing Katie of using bad magic, and they should put a stop to it before there was a full on witch hunt. It was an extreme form of bullying and had to be dealt. But Mrs. Hepworth wanted to talk to Katie first, just be absolutely certain of the truth.

“I do not doubt that it is bullying,” she said, “But it is often the case that the victim is the one who is really to blame.”

“Where does it say that in the scool anti-bulying policy?” asked Miss Vile, who was strict with the children, but who did have a strong sense of justice.

“It doesn’t,” said Mrs. Hepworth, “But the shcool policies are written by the Governors who know absolutely nothing about education.”

And so Katie was summoned to the Head Teacher’s study.

“Katie,” said Mrs. Hepworth sternly, “This is a matter of the utmost seriousness. You must tell me the truth. Have you committed a maleficium?”

“a male-what-eum?” asked Katie.

“I think you know what it means only too well,” said Mrs. Hepworth, “It is a bad spell.”

“There was no bad spell,” said Katie, “There was a bad plumber, that’s all. Why don’t you haul him in here and ask him if he did a male-whats-it in the pool?”

“Katie!” said Mrs. Hepworth – but Katie had already stood up and was heading for the door. “Katie!” called out the head teacher. “I’m sorry!” And Katie stopped and looked round. It was probaby the first time in history that any teacher the school, let alone the head, had said that word. “It’s ok,” said Katie. “You’re just doing your job,” and she went back to her class still feeling upset, but before she went through the door she made sure that there were no tears in her eye.

Of course Mrs. Hepworth did speak to the main plumber who had returned from his holiday. The problem, though rather spectacular in its effect, was not that hard to fix, and soon the pool was full of clean blue chlorinated water without anything horrible in it at all. Health and Safety from the local council passed it as fit for use. They set a new day for the opening.

In the meantime, Katie’s class even had their first swimming lessonin the new pool. Katie had to wear wax earplugs to stop water getting in her ear, which made it hard to hear what the teacher was saying but she managed more or less to hold the polystarene float out in front of her and kick her way up and down the lane. She hated it, but she knew that everyone has to learn how to swim.

Afterwards, in the changing rooms, Isabelle said “Hey Katie I’ve found out the true story of what happened in the pool. It was a lot of rot what people were saying about you.’

“Oh I’m glad you think so now,” said Katie relieved.

“Yes,” said Isobelle, “Pop out to the poolside for a moment and I will show you.” Of course nobody was allowed to go out to the pool without a teacher there. They were both nearly dressed and it was time to go home. All the same, Katie was burning with curiosity. She really wanted everyone to know that it wasn’t her that did the bad thing, and if there was solid proof – well she would like to see it. In fact, she had to see it. And so while the teacher was looking the other way, she followed Isobelle back out onto the the poolside. They walked up to the deep end.

“Just look!” said Isobelle pointing into the water. Katie looked. And then oh, somebody pushed her. It was Samantha.

Katie was in the water. Her clothes were drenched and heavy. She kicked and waved her arms around, but it was hard to stay aflaod. She gluped down a whole load of water. It tasted of chlorene.

“Hey Katie, if you are a witch, why don’t you fly out of there?’called out Samantha.

“Help I’ll drown!” she called back.

But then – Swoosh – Isis dived into the pool. She had her uniform on too, but she was a strong enough swimmer to get swiftly over to Katie and pull her to the side. A bedraggled Katie heaved herself up the steps.

“You needn’t have bothered,” said Isobelle, “We were going to throw the life ring to anyway. You don’t think we would have let her drown do you?”

“I don’t know what I think,” said Isis, “But what you did was incredibly stupid and dangerous and mean and cruel. I’m goimg to tell Mrs. Hepworth what happened you you’ll both get expelled.”

“No don’t,” said Katie. “I dont want to get anyone expelled. if you do they’ll have to stop the opening ceremony again. People will say that the pool’s got a curse on it or something. And besides, we’ll all get into trouble for sneaking out here when we are not supposed to. The pool’s out of bound when there’s not a lesson on.”

“Well at least we learned one thing,” said Samantha, “Katie’s a useless witch our she would have saved heself.”

Katie could have explained that witches’s are earth and fire. Water belongs to mermaids. But was the point? It was all way out the mental grasp of these two silly girls.

“Just never do anything dangerous again,” said Isis, “Or you really will be in trouble.”

And so poor Katie had to put her coat on over her wet clothes and hope that nobody noticed she was dripping on the way out. But I’m gld to say that there were no more rumours after that about Katie putting a bad spell on the pool.

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179 Responses to “Katie and the Witch’s Trial”

  • Bertie says:

    Dear Mia, just water I think.

  • Mia says:

    Hi Bertie this is Mia. I have a question. What was in the pool?

  • Mia says:

    Dear, Bertie what was in the pool? And by the way do u go to church?

  • Bertie says:

    Nisha there are loads of lovely people called Samantha including your mother. Sorry that our character has that name. We have to call her something !

  • Nisha says:

    Dear Bertie,

    I don’t like this. (Not the story. I love the story.) I don’t like that Katie’s enimy is a girl called Samantha. My mother’s name is Samantha and I think she feals a llittle hurt.

  • Bertie says:

    Dear Chloe, best of luck with your 5k sponsored run. Yes it was mean when Katie got pushed in the water. Thank you for your comments.

  • Chloe says:

    In July I am going on a 5k sponsored run I am so nervous

  • Chloe says:

    I love your Katy stories but it was really mean and cruel when she got pushed in the water. I feel really sorry for her

  • Bertie says:

    Thanks Bethan for the mermaid idea.

  • Bethan says:

    Bertie you should do a story were Katie meets a mermaid when she goes to the beach they become friends and the mermaid does a spell so she can have legs and go to school with Katie and while the mermaid is there she makes friends with Isis and they go swimming

  • Bertie says:

    Dear Maggie poor Katie, but well done for writing some Katie stories !

  • Maggie says:

    I love Katie stories so much that I’lve started to write my own about a spell that went horribly wrong.She needed fire and the smoke went down her throat so she couldn’t speak properly.It’s a bit spooky!

  • catpaws says:

    thats horrid what they did to witch’s in the past

  • Bertie says:

    Dear Kiki and sakhastrawberry thanks for idea about shrinking shoe

  • Kiki and sakhastrawberry says:

    hey hey 100th time listing to this :D can u do a story were Katie does a spell on a shoe/anything and it backfires. Its the shrinking size so now she is the size os a small doll. :P Bye!
    -epic plp

  • #harrypotterseriesareawsomepleaseputthemonibegyou says:

    Please put on Harry potter series I agree with Anonymous

  • Bertie says:

    Dear Anon we can’t do Harry Potter because of copyright

  • Anonymous says:

    Can you please put on the Harry potter series ? I’m certain it would bring a lot of publicity on your website :)

  • Tiger says:

    Natasha and Bertie what is your favourite story on storynory???

  • No says:

    Lol lol lol lol,I love it so much

  • Cool says:

    This is a great story

    It’s amazing I love it!!!!!!!!!

  • MeeMeetose mermaid girl says:

    I llllooooooooooooooooove swimming because i,m a mermaid.

  • Emma says:

    Just started it.
    I’m so excited!

  • katiestoriesrock says:

    Oh and I was wondering do u have any brothers or sisters bertie
    I have one named owen he is seven

  • Bertie says:

    Dear Katiestoriesrock That’s wonderful that you and your friend have been listening to Storynor for a long time. I will tell Natasha because I know she likes the Northern Lights and the Golden Compass a lot

  • katiestoriesrock says:

    Hi bertie I am a really big fan off yours will you be my friend I have been listening to storynory since I was 4 and I am 10 so yea I love your stories

    P.s. tell natasha I am a big fan of hers and that I love the northern lights
    Or the golden compass

  • Bertie says:

    Dear Kiki and sakhastrawberry from Russia, many thanks for you idea !

  • Kiki and sakhastrawberry says:

    HI it’s from both of your epic fans :3 u guys answers both of us EEPPPPP We were so happy :3 you guys get a lick from both of our adorable DOGS HUGS THROw THE FLOWERS
    Kiki p.s sakhastrawberry will be umm writing.
    Sup! I loved it this is like my fave like Kiki! Ummm. So yeah I got an idea! There’s a ghost and only Katie and Samantha and the ghost is haunting everyone and Samantha realizes it’s her great great great grandpa :P the ghost is looking for Samantha but she hides from him because he looks scary and since Katie sees him she wants her to talk to him so he can rest cause he wants to see his kin so it’s a choice Samantha has to make is talk to the ghost who looks mighty scary Katie wants her to talk to him or the ghost must leave with out seeing his kin
    Well there’s my story!
    Sakhastrawberry ;3

  • lydia says:

    I think this story is amzaing oh gtg go my mum will be so mad i should be a sleep
    keep macking theese burty please

  • Bertie says:

    Dear Kiki

    Thanks for the idea !

  • kiki says:

    dear Bertie
    umm… I LOVED IT :D i got the most AMAZING IDEA
    Katie finds a unicorn and keeps it with Isis’s pony(its a secret pet and turns to a normal pony wen plp r near that it no know) OwO and the she finds a spell she needs to do to save a small potted cherry tree that is in the house thats passed down from her great great graet ext grandma that uses powerd unicorn horn and theres none for sale and she hase to chose to eather to save the tree (it has very strong magic and it may be able to cure cancer) or the unicor!!!!!!!!!!!! PLZ DO IT :3
    your fan kiki

  • Bertie says:

    Dear C Face @Fun thank you for the idea. I think something about magic on TV could be interesting because you never know if it is real or not,

  • C Face @ Fun says:

    Please Reply to my last one!!!

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • C Face @ Fun says:

    How do you come up with these stories and if you can please make one where Katie gets caught doing magic
    and goes on TV, she doesn’t want too. But she has to because they will sue her mum and her mum and her will be poor?

  • Bertie says:

    Hi Sunehera very good suggestion about the magic mirror that makes you ypunger

  • Sunehra says:

    Bertie, how about you make a story where Katie’s great aunt Cole, gives her a magic mirror that can make you younger, but then Samantha gets ahold of it, turns into a baby, and Solomon the cat has to give up one hair to put in a brew to cure her, but Samantha will get in trouble for stealing the mini mirror in the first place. It will be adventurous!

  • Cc says:


  • Sunehra says:

    Cool! But, I really do hate that Samantha never gets in trouble for anything she does to Katy. Poor Katy. But Natasha, I love your voice!

  • PrincessE says:

    What was the first stories you made

  • Risa says:

    I love this website, and I would like to here a story about what happened to katies dad!

  • Anonymous says:

    wow great story


  • jasmin says:


  • Allison says:

    I love katie i uspesh like simming

  • Allison says:

    I love katie

  • lol says:

    I love it

  • Sne says:

    I like the story. Bertie can you please tell me when the next story after Katie and the curse of Macbeth will come?

  • georgie says:

    Dear Bertie
    Whenever you need to write a story but don’t know what to write,just tell me because I’ve written stories myself although I’m just 9 years old.

  • Crazychoco says:

    Tell Katie to wear earplugs for me please. Please publish Anna’s story I want to read it and Anna should enter it in one of your contests.

    Love and fairy cakes,


  • Bigbang's fans says:

    I love it SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO… MUCH! I prefer you than Elizabeth, ’cause your voice is MUCHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH BETTER! Hers is quite crazy and stupid!!!! ***** for Natasha and zero for Elizabeth!
    Hope you find this amusing Natasha! Your big fan.

  • Kaelan says:


  • Princess says:

    This is one of my favorite stories. I love you Katie!

  • read says:

    LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT’S SO FUNNY HA! HA! HA!

  • Sneha says:

    Thanks for the story can you answer back to my question pls pllls pls !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks

  • Ddddddd says:

    Can u read Harry Potter?pls reply

  • Trey says:

    I have an idea for a Katie story where Katie gets water in her ears from swimming in the pool and then she tries to do magic but it goes crazy.

  • Sana says:

    Cool story but poor katie

  • taylor swift says:


  • taylor swift says:

    wish it had a better ending but still a good story

  • gop says:

    nice awesome story

  • g says:

    nice story

  • Georgie says:

    It was worse than cruel when samantha pushed katie!but the story is great! YOU ROCK BERTIE & NATASHA! By the way,I HOPE KATIE WAS ALLRIGHT!

  • ruhyi says:

    it is a nice story but there are some typing errors. next time please make sure your stories are edited before writing the final because it seems like your work has not been edited. another thing is that the person who reads the story out loud has made some changes to the words. overall it is an interesting story

  • Maheen says:

    Please upload more katies series
    PS bertie you are awesome :)

  • Carsonline1 says:

    Will ther be more katie story’s please reply

  • landon says:

    your stories are the best

  • Abigail says:

    I love the story can u tell more Katie stories because I really love the Katie stories and I’ve herd all of the katie stories and there AWESOME

    the stories on storynory


  • nooby nooby goody goody says:


  • ESTHER says:

    what does neato mean.

  • ESTHER says:

    how old is Kate the witch.

  • ESTHER says:

    IS there going to be any more Kate the witch storys about Kate the wtich’s grate ant and what not.

  • Nathan says:


  • Bertie says:

    Hi Julie, good point. It’s really great that you think about the story, and whether Katie and Isis did the right thing or not. I wasn’t quite sure myself when I wrote it.

  • Julie456 says:

    The story is nice but I think the ending is not very valid. It should be like Isis did tell Mrs. Hepworth and all of them got punished but for Katie and Isis as Isis saved Katie and Katie was innocent. However, thanks Prince Bertie very much anyway!

  • Julie286 says:

    The story is okay, but the ending isn’t very nice for Katie. Maybe it could be that Isis went to tell Mrs. Hepworth and all of them got punished, except Katie and Isis. Anywaty, thanks Prince Bertie for telling us such wonderful story.

  • charlie says:


  • Priscilla says:

    Hi I’m new to this website. I find it really interesting and share with my friends! They loved it! I’m looking forward to the next story!

  • go Basketabll!! says:

    I like it very much!!!

  • Abigail says:

    Hello Can you put more Katie stories ive heard all the Katie stories
    there really good pls can you write more please

  • Bertie says:

    Dear Will and others, this is one of our favourites too !

  • will says:

    wow!!!! this is a funny one!!! well a bit serious too but I really enjoy katie stories and this is one of my FAVORITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Bertie says:

    Nathan that sounds exciting. Thank you.

  • will says:

    wow it’s really funny!!! and serious

  • nathan says:

    hi bertie i thot of an idea for the katie story so this what i thot katie goes on a top sekrit mission with her friend and gets caught

    please write back????

  • Lolita says:

    Hello Bertie, I loved this story a lot. I love most of your stories Bertie. They’re great. Can you write a story about how Samantha and Katie became enemies? I’m looking forward to the next awesome Katie story.

  • Bertie says:

    Thrisha, we don’t really say where Katie lives, but I do think of her as English and living in a town somewhere in England.

  • Thrisha says:

    Bertie, where does Katie live? I’m really confused about that. Please reply soon.

  • Thrisha says:

    Bertie, where can I find your e-mail address? I would like to mail you my story.

  • lana says:

    hi bertie

  • 24W7 says:

    Hi,Natasha!May I ask where you live?

  • Cathlin says:

    Hey i want give you a tip for a astropup story , mabey astropup goes on advetrue with the parrot they could land on a plante and on that plante dogs bodies have a cat head on top of them and cats bodies have a dogs haed ontop of it

  • Manzia says:

    Lovely did u write that. Bertie

  • lollipop says:

    i loved this story so much that i put it on my i tunes

  • rosie says:

    yeah i thin k morgan is right more greek myths pls

  • rosie says:

    rubbish story

  • Morgan says:

    I loved it but could you put more Greek Myths;).

  • Rainbow123Kitten says:

    Awesome, I love storynory. Keep up the good work. ; )

  • Anonymous says:

    There are a few mistakes that you guys might want to fix up to make it easier to read just in case. Other than that, the story is totally perfect!!! :D

  • Anonymous says:

    I like Katie stories. They’re awesome

  • Leila says:

    Hi Bertie I love Katie and Bertie story’s please make more

  • lydia says:

    cool i love it its cooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooollllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllkatie = cool l-coooooooooooooooooooooolllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

  • kaiah says:

    hi ilke it do you know witch’s are good i know it be cuzss my mum todd me ok bye

  • Cristabel says:

    I love your storys about katie and the witches. How many do you have?

  • Bertie says:

    Cathlin, indeed you may ask, and I am applying my thoughts to just those things ! Thanks !

  • Cathlin says:

    Hi bertie I want to ask can you make a another astropup story and of cousre a bertie story

  • Bertie says:

    Thrisha we don’t normally publish other people’s stories but you are welcome to email it to me.

  • Bertie says:

    Dear Thrisha, We are planning a Paris episode in the next Gladys (rather than Katie) series. Hope you enjoy it .

  • Thrisha says:

    Bertie, I am waiting that another Katie story would come up soon. I think it would be nice if the story goes like this: Samantha visits Paris and shows off to Katie. So Katie and her friend Isis plan to go to Paris to click a picture of them in Paris. They land in the airport and had to deal with problems like the staff and so on. I hope you will use my idea or at least part of it.

  • Thrisha says:

    I have written a story called The Mirror. It is about a girl who is sent a gift on her birthday from a stranger. She discovers more about the gift. Would you publish it if I send you my story, Bertie?

  • Cyrus says:

    Dear Bertie , we need more Katie story’s and we have not
    Heard from Mr. New in a while

  • LIVIA says:


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  • Norica says:

    I need MORE Katie stories. They’re my favorite.

  • Leila says:

    Why did Natasha say if katie wanted to see is she was a with or not listen to the other story’s she is a witch

  • john key says:


  • Hollie says:

    I love Natasha

  • Bertie says:

    Dear Pam, I hope that the enjoyed the story all the same. Thanks for feedback.

  • Pam says:

    The fourth grade didn’t like that rumors were spread. Being of rural origin they had some difficulty understanding the reader.

  • my name is longer than my comment but i think its ok says:

    sorry about my last comment but the book is good it makes me
    happy but it needs more act-
    ion and more drama and i love a good book that makes a
    tear run down my cheek.

  • Emily says:

    More more more Bertie and Natasha please get back to me on this because I love katie story’s and I’ve listened to all of them and I really want more to listen to (:

  • Stella says:

    I love it love Stella

  • haris says:

    i liked this story

  • ben says:

    Katie could have died!

  • Sofia says:

    I loooooooooooooooove this story!
    I know this is a new story but do you know what the next one will be about?

  • Jenny says:

    Bertie I really like your stories
    I dream to be an author-I wish I could write
    brilliant stories just like your stories Bertie:D

  • Tula, age 7 says:

    Hey natasha,i live in withem hill okes and there apartments have a publece swiming pool,hot tub and suna!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Juliet says:

    ***hi BERTIE, i am a really fast reader. are there any other websites that wright stories? I’ll still come to your one, of course.***
    loyal #1 fan,

  • Arpitha says:

    I love this story!!! Bertie…… I have been waiting for another Bertie story to come out’!!!!!!!! It has Been such a long time!!!! Please reply ack!

    1 biggest fan


  • Bertie says:

    Dear Alice, most people who like the Katie stories also like the Bertie ones – maybe you would like Bertie’s Double?

  • Alice says:

    Hi Bertie I am new to this site and I am already hooked on to the Katie stories. Do you have any stories to recommend for me?

  • Pooey says:

    I love storynory

  • Minnie bo says:

    Thanks Bertie for replying please stop a boy from swereing on storynory

  • PrincessE says:

    Bertie the story was GREAT I loved it can you make more Katie stories but the one I really like is the selfish giant and the one when you run from home because when you ran away and when you saw the bullies the police men came and the put you in his van and the when you arrived you saw your pic on the wall and the men was shocked that your the prince. I like the selfish giant because its so nice because the boy and the giant was nice to each other do you think so Bertie?

  • jake says:

    i loooooooooovvvvvvvvveeeee thhhheee story. thanks! it is a moral story.

  • vanessa says:

    I love storynory stories.the stories are great.

  • Bertie says:

    Dear Eltza – thanks for suggestions – will think about them. I particularly like the idea of Katie being mistaken about another witch… definitely will give thought to that.

  • Eliza says:

    Could you make a story about Katie on camp with Samantha in her cabin and some strange things happen
    Thank you

  • Bertie says:

    Dear Jimmy, It’s just a standard swimming pool with lanes. Samantha and Isabelle where carrying out some sort of “witch’s trial” on Katie to see if she was a real witch – that was the excuse – but really they were just bullies.

  • JIMMY says:

    What shape was the new pool? do you know why samatha pushed Katie into the pool?

  • Bertie says:

    Thank you those who like this story. Ruby-Emily – I do sometimes write about things that happened a long time ago (especially in the Bertie stories) – but I just made this one up ! There are bits of my life in it somewhere, dim memories of school swimming lessons for instance, but it is really just imagination. I am so glad you enjoy our stories !

  • Ruby-Emily says:

    I really love all of your stories Bertie but how do you always produce stories with such detail when they happened so long ago? x

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  • Dominic says:

    bertie i love your stories

  • KIM says:

    I like it it is funny

  • Bertie says:

    Hi James,

    I’m really glad you enjoy our Katie stories – and thank to you and everyone for the suggestions – we have sent Katie to Morocco in the past – but yes, could always do with another foreign adventure.

  • James says:

    Hi Bertie I love all your stories especially the Bertie and Katie ones. I hope you can wright some more soon. I was wondering about Katie going to a different country and having some problems there.

  • Roha says:

    Hey Bertie, the stories are very interesting.Write a story when Katie saves Samantha and they become friends.

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  • Bertie says:

    THanks Mahnoor – and everyone -

  • Mahnoor says:

    BERTIE this story was great

  • Mahnoor says:

    This stry was great

  • Bertie says:

    Dear Kayla, I’m glad you like my stories. As for tips for writing – well I usually have to make lots of notes and have the plot worked out before I start to write. The plots usually come from an idea that I have. For instance, in this one, I wanted to write about the “power of an accusation” – how if a person is accused of something, people often believe it, even though there is no proof. I started to think about Katie. I thought of a witch hunt and the practice of dunking witches in water. Then I thought that a school might have a swimming pool… anyway this was the trail of thought in this case. I hope it helps you with your own stories !

  • Mira says:

    I just love this story Bertie can you make another one

  • farnaz says:

    hi natasha love it thnx

  • Kayla says:

    I love your stories Bertie especially the Katie and Bertie stories I
    Love how much imagination you put into them! : )
    Can you give me any tips on how to write stories?

  • Kayla says:

    I love your stories Bertie especially the Katie and Bertie stories I
    Love how much imagination you put into them! : )
    Can you give me any tips on how to write stories? I want to be
    Good at story writing like you Bertie… Kayla

  • Dori says:

    what happened to katie’s brother?

  • Bertie says:

    Dear Catlover 123, We could perhaps make Katie stories into books – but would people read them if they are free here? Let us know.

  • Bertie says:

    Hi Minnie Bo, I always have to time to write a Katie story, but I don’t always have a great idea. Some people are saying they want to know what happened to Mr. New. I may give that some thought, and see if something comes up. I do feel the last three Katie stories – the Magic Chocolate, the Bad Bug, and the Witch’s Trial have been on form, and among our best Katie stories.

  • Minnie bo says:

    I love Katie the witch stories. I know your busy and evrything but I’ve read all of them so can you maybe make a few more but please please please

  • catlover123 says:

    dear bertie

    I am 10 years old and I have been listening to storynory for ages I think you are a excellent author and should make the Katie storys into books

  • queen says:

    that was a cool

  • queen says:

    o.m.g that story is sooooooo cool i thought it would be lame because i am not a fan of fairy tales and definitly not watches it was short and i love short

  • neshmi says:

    that was so cool

  • neshmi says:

    that was so cool. Raght

  • Roodi says:

    Pretty sweet!

  • Sherab says:

    Dear bertie/natasha,
    Thank you for the wonderful story!
    Hehe Im already 9 but i enjoy these so much!
    I love katie stories
    Just saying thanks! For the STORY!

  • Daniel says:

    Debra Bertie, I love this story! When will other Katie stories come?

  • Bertie says:

    Dear PrincessE I am so glad that you have listened to this several times. That’s a real compliment. I think your idea about somebody getting lost is interesting. I will think about it.

  • PrincessE says:

    Bertie I love it I listen to it for an hour over and over again its so amazing Bertie can you tell me more and others more Katie stories and your stories because I think that’s the BEST STORIES I want a fairy story about a girl called mia who gotten lost from the fild but her family never let her to be hearted or gotten crashed by the big people because it always happens to her friends and family

  • Cathlin says:

    Like it yeahhhhhhhhh

  • lol says:

    just chilli’n

  • Jake says:

    Katherine I agree with you we should have at least one more mr. New story

  • Bertie says:

    Dear Katherine, we had two Mr. New stories, but you are right, we haven’t heard from him since. Will give that some thought.

  • katherine says:

    great story ! are there more ? P.S what happen to M.r new ?

  • Bertie says:

    Thanks Thrisha – we’ll do more Katie stories whenever I get an idea !

  • Bertie says:

    Dear Anna, you can always email us your story,, but we do normally only publish our own Katie stories. Still I would be curious to read about Katie’s lost friend.

  • Thrisha says:

    I love this series & I often check it up. This one is interesting. I request for more Katie stories online.

  • Anna says:

    I am the first person listening plzz right another one soon. I have just written my own story yesterday about Katie’s lost friend can u tell everyone the story

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