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The Princess and The Pirate

by Emily Orem
A few light taps on the windowpane made her turn towards the window. Callie hated her little brothers. They were twins and were eight years old, and today they had decided to be pirates.

Categories: Ages: 12-13, DC, Fiction, Winter 2014, Writopia DC Teens

The One

by Eden Weinstein
A tiny voice asked, “Is he the one?” The voice was one of us, trying to him. But not just “him,” it was the boy. The boy who could do anything.

Categories: Ages: 12-13, DC, Fiction, Winter 2014, Writopia NYC Kids

Meeting Mr. Porky

by Raya Kenney
“I wonder if fireworks could explode close enough to you that they could kill you,” my friend Jaquin said after the firework display at the school. We were walking across the school grounds to go home.

Categories: Ages: 12-13, DC, Fiction, Winter 2014, Writopia DC Kids

Colette Madden and the Murderer’s Plot

by Juliette
It was a dark and gloomy day. An austere-looking woman hurried down the glittering gray sidewalk and into a tumbledown shop.

Categories: Ages: 6-9, DC, Fiction, Winter 2014, Writopia DC Teens

Ta Da

by Clare Fitzgerald
“Ta da!” I bowed, and and the curtains closed. I sighed as the applause faded. I briskly walked to my dressing room and sat down, staring into my reflection.

Categories: Ages: 12-13, DC, Fiction, Winter 2014, Writopia DC Teens

Cassandra Appleplum’s Forgotten Fairytale

by Grace Harrington
“Are we there yet?” Cassandra whined from the back seat.

Categories: Ages: 10-11, DC, Fiction, Winter 2014, Writopia DC Kids

The Three Sisters in Paris

by Maren Blalack
Once there were three sisters, Maren, Sophie and Katherine. One day, they decided to take a trip to Paris

Categories: Ages: 6-9, DC, Fiction, Winter 2014, Writopia DC Kids

The Construction Hole Conflict

by Rachel Auerbach
If you are wondering why I am stuck in a ten-foot deep construction site hole when I’m supposed to be in my stupid Gourmet Cooking class, I assure you, I am wondering the exact same thing

Categories: Ages: 10-11, DC, Fiction, Winter 2014, Writopia DC Kids

A Day In The Life Of Adam

by Josie L
The wind brushed up against my face as I made my way over to the parking lot, my keys in one hand and my 2 year old half-sister’s hand in the other.

Categories: Ages: 10-11, DC, Fiction, Winter 2014, Writopia DC Kids

If You Make

by Parker Marilie Rock
I love arts and crafts. On a normal Saturday morning, I’ll be making duct-tape shoes, a birdhouse, or painting. I mean, why pass up on an opportunity to shine?

Categories: Ages: 6-9, DC, Fiction, Winter 2014, Writopia DC Kids

One Day

One Day

by Finn Scherger
ONE DAY, me, Finn Scherger, was walking home from school, when I opened the door to my Mom and Dad and some guy sitting in the living room.

Categories: Ages: 10-11, DC, Fiction, Winter 2014, Writopia DC Kids

Runaway

by I. Danzis
Rays of sun light shine into our old overused bedroom, coating the grungy furniture in a dull new morning sun light.

Categories: Ages: 12-13, DC, Fiction, Winter 2014, Writopia DC Teens

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