Success, Sadness and School by Analia, 11, NY, USA My pen, my sword My peers, my soldiers My teachers, my trainers My school, my kingdom The doors gossip as I walk through the hall Desks and computers conspiring against me My heart – a ticking time bomb The pressure closes around me Even though my… Continue reading Young writers in action: Success, Sadness, and School
MEOW! by Analia, 10, NY, USA “Hello? Hello? Hello? Hello? Hello? ARE – YOU – LISTENING?” Humans are so annoying. I just want breakfast! The humans don’t listen and it’s so annoying. They walk around the house getting themselves food and then they brush their teeth, then their hair, then they pack, and then at… Continue reading Young Writers in Action: MEOW!
RUN OF MY LIFE by Analia, 10, USA “Get ready, set, GO!” The air horn blared, breaking the silence. We all ran off, leaving behind a cloud of dust. In, out, in, out, my breathing went. A steady beat of determination in my breath ran through me all the way down to my feet, pushing… Continue reading Young writers in action: Run of my life
DRIVING BLIND by Analia, 10, New York, USA Nothing. Just grey. Panic took control of me. Why did we have to drive at night? What if we were driving off a cliff? I was close to tears on the high mountain. My mum tried to put on a reassuring smile but it was clearly… Continue reading Young writers in Action: Driving blind
IN TOO DEEP by Analia, 10, USA The waves splash calmly against the small cruiser. The salty sea air tickled Erica’s nose as she leaned closer to the water. Dolphins splashed in and out of the water in glee, swimming next to and under the boat. Oohs and ahhs rose from her mother’s mouth as… Continue reading Young Writers in Action: In Too Deep
A FRESH START by Analia, 10, USA The bell rang, setting the hallways into chaos. Left and right kids raced past me in an attempt to get to class while I awkwardly stood there, confused. I patiently and nervously waited as the hallways cleared up. Now, I was the only one. Chatter rose from inside… Continue reading Young Writers in Action: A Fresh Start
THE ATTACK by Analia Rivera, 10, USA It was 8 pm. Attack time! In the morning, they just made noise, but at night they come to terrorize the house or anybody who dared to come too close. As we drove into the driveway, the cicadas bounced off the muddy CRV. We were trapped; there was… Continue reading Young writers in action: The attack