September Fiction: Timekeeper (a poem)

by Jane Liu, Age 16, USA The fiction prompt for September was “pencil.”   Timekeeper In a little converted Studio apartment in Upper Manhattan A cheap black mesh pencil holder Has the place of honour atop an Ancient, scarred writing desk, and Imprisoned inside the mesh lies Wood edged in gold that ends in Soft...
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September Drama: My Kind of School

by Brooke Hemingway, Age 12, US The September drama prompt was “education.”   ANNA, MOM, and JOSEPH are outside of the school building, talking, as hordes of kids exit the building in swarms. ANNA is reading a math textbook, and JOSEPH is playing on his phone. MOM: So guys, how was the first day of school? JOSEPH: Without...
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Creative Non-fiction: Writers Are Insane

by Brooke Hemingway, Age 12, USA   Only someone who is insane would ever want to be a writer. It looks easy. We wander into a giant room that is filled with nothing but dusty, leather-bound novels, thick to the brim with descriptions and great characters. We skim the shelves, fingertips trailing slightly on the new...
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