Category: Short Stories

3 Truths about Writing: What I Learned Reading Stories by Middle Schoolers

On Friday, I was able to help out at the Southern Illinois A.C.E. Junior Convention as a writing judge. I’d judged last year as well and was delighted to participate again. I go and read the kids’ stories, use a grading rubric to score the entries, and finally write some comments for each student. And for […]

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“Rain in the Night”

Rain in the Night I crept out of bed and stood peering through my window one night before a rainstorm. I’d been lying on my back, sheets pulled up under my arms, watching light flash onto the opposite wall — white light cut in six squares by the window grid. Then I would close my […]

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