July Fiction: That Summer (a poem)

by Meghna Chatterjee, Age 15, India The fiction prompt for July required the authors to start their submissions with the following line: “It was the last thing I had expected to happen on the first day of summer break.”   That Summer  It was the last thing I expected to happen on the first day of...
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Six Ways to Silence Your Literary Dragon

by Akshta Khurana, Age 13, India Artwork by Lucy Zhang   Just when you make an effort to finally sit down and write that big, nosy dragon of yours decides to sit right above your head and shout biting remarks. Worse than that, this moody creature turns up at the most unexpected times to offer resistance...
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July Drama Prompt: Ice-cream (monologue)

by Nicole Ntim-Addae, Age 17, Ghana Artwork by Lucy Zhang The drama prompt for July was to write a monologue on the theme: “heat.”   GIRL in late teens holds a melting ice-cream cone in her left hand and sits at a sidewalk, crouched, looking at her feet. She suddenly looks up at the audience...
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