Creative Non-fiction: Why I Write

by Hannah Lydeamore, Age 17, Australia   Why I Write “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” – Ernest Hemingway That quote, which for much of this year was written on my bathroom mirror, is the one I read everyday for months on end, and this...
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January Fiction: Destiny (short story)

by Sana Hameed, Age 15, USA Artwork by Journey Meyerhoff The fiction prompt for January was “ball.”   Destiny  Cyril entered the haven of the peasantry disguised in his most ragged finery––mutilated and punctured by hand––and a large cloth concealing his platinum blonde curls. He had no intention of staying long for fear that he...
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On Reading Ayn Rand: Philosophy in Fiction

by Lucy Zhang, US East Blogger & Artwork Assistant jaBlog!     There are books that leave you with a sense of awe at the artistry of words. Eloquent or uniquely descriptive words that put together a cohesive story are a literary art form in themselves. And then, you come across Atlas Shrugged or The Fountainhead...
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