September Fiction: Chiaroscuro (a poem)

by Meghna Chatterjee, Age 14, India The fiction prompt for September was “pencil.”   Chiaroscuro* He penciled the afternoon in light and dark, A summer sunset, golden perfection, Its sweetness understood viscerally In the periphery of closeted recollections. Pastille thoughts etched in glyphs of greyed lines, Lazy play of shadows and light, The days hung loosely...
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September Fiction: Artistic Motion (a poem)

by Terrance Mawanga, Age 19, Zimbabwe The fiction prompt for September was “pencil.”   Artistic Motion Clasped under the firm grasp of a determined hand It drifted through the thick atmospheric maze Cutting through the membranes of air particles Gravitating swiftly towards the white paper Riding precariously on the train of promise A promise to conceive...
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September Fiction: To Grasp a Pencil (short story)

by Tabitha Bevan, Age 11, USA The fiction prompt for September was “pencil.”   To Grasp a Pencil The scrawny eight-year-old sat in front of me in her wheelchair and continued to stare down at the floor. She had arthritis, a disease that left her body stiff and therefore caused her pain whenever she moved. As a...
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