June Fiction: Sidewalk Chalk (a poem)

by Cindy Green, Age 15, Canada Artwork by Lucy Zhang The fiction prompt for June was “sidewalk.”   Sidewalk Chalk Clack! Skipping On the sullied, silver sidewalk, Drawing faces with Dusty, powdery chalk. Smearing fuchsia pink On my clammy fingertips, Pretending it is “makeup” For my wind-chapped lips. Scrawling jagged games Of dancing, hypnotic hopscotch, Numbering...
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The Story Kitchen: Elements Of A Story

by Akshta Khurana, Age 13, India Artwork by Lucy Zhang   “Do you know why they say they’re ‘cooking a good story’?” “Why?” “Because there is a bewitching magic in both.” This casual dialogue between myself and a friend provoked me to explore the similarities in my favourite forms of art: writing and cooking. Based on my experiences...
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June Fiction: An Ode to Pavement (a poem)

by Meghna Chatterjee, Age 15, India Artwork by Lucy Zhang The fiction prompt for June was “sidewalks.”   An Ode to Pavement I weep silently As the street lamps watch, Dull With grey bricks, Paved. A wishful sidewalk Beside an empty road With a broken backbone Lay. I’m used to bustling feet Thumping on my face;...
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