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Carly

by Parker Marilie Rock
Carly Everhart trudged through the mud of the forest, and for the fifth time, broke down in tears. Her life generally wasn’t all that fun, but today was the worst.

Categories: Ages: 10-11, DC, Fiction, Prose, Winter 2013, Writopia DC Kids

Bookborn

by Cayla Joftus
Michael looked at the space where the library used to be. He had watched all day yesterday when they tore it down and hammered a sign in the front of the building saying: Property Of The Association. Michael had watched as they tore down the library. He watched them tear down his home.

Categories: Ages: 10-11, DC, Fiction, Prose, Summer 2014, Summer 2014, Uncategorized, Writopia DC Kids

Red

by Mabel Malhotra
Dinner isn’t very eventful, but we talk less about her and more about how my life is going. I tell her “nothing much,” which is true.

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

Selected Poems

by Yamini Manikoth
The wind has strength

of 10,000 men

but my troubles are released

into my hair

Categories: Ages: 10-11, DC, Poetry, Spring 2014, Writopia DC Kids

The Blood Worker

by Eliana Mazin
I’m a person who hates life. I hate everyone, everything, and life. I can’t commit suicide, though, because I have too much to live for. The life of crime I can finally have. I want to find my one and only career or occupation I can have. I want to live up to all I can be. The set of rules, which have nothing against crime, are my key to having the life I want.

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

The Ranger

by Henry Tucker
It was his first mission as a ranger and he was nervous. On previous missions he had been an apprentice and was with his master, the famous Will Treaty. When he was with Will he felt safe and never lonely. Will was not with him on this mission and Ben felt alone and scared.

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

Powerless

by Thomas Gerard
Everybody has dreamed of being a superhero like in the comics. Imagine if you could fly, or turn invisible, or could lift a car with a single finger. Things like that had jumped out of people’s dreams and became a reality.

Categories: Ages: 14-18, DC, Fiction, Prose, Summer 2014, Summer 2014, Writopia DC Teens

Mist

by Juliette Krevat
“I wonder how this happened,” a big, hairy, barrel-chested man said to himself furiously. “It was sunny and hot and warm and then two seconds later, it was pouring! I don’t know how this happened!” Then he fell backwards in a dead faint.

Categories: Ages: 6-9, DC, Fiction, Prose, Winter 2013, Writopia DC Kids

#HASHTAG

by Lily Martin
I looked at the screen again. Waiting for the likes, or the thumbs down on my first post. Will everyone like it at school? Would this change my reputation? Would I get to sit somewhere other than with the average kids at the lunch room? They’re my friends and all, but I want to upgrade my status in school.

Categories: DC, Fiction, Prose, Writopia DC Kids

Destiny Mountain

by Miles Heffernan
I used to think that living with my family at Grerick Farm Iowa was the most painful torture ever, that was until I discovered the magical mountain of fate, but that comes later.

Categories: Ages: 12-13, DC, Fiction, Prose, Writopia DC Kids, Writopia DC Teens

The Untitled Emperor

by Sydney Wiser
Once upon a time, in a hidden part of China, lived an Empress who married a poor man from the town. When the Empress had a baby, instead of being joyful and happy, she was worried because only pure bloods to the throne could be titled and rule the kingdom!

Categories: Ages: 6-9, DC, Fiction, Prose, Summer 2013, Writopia DC Kids

The Magic Chair

by Lily Martin
Once upon a time there was a queen. She was 65 years old, but she was still beautiful.

Categories: Ages: 10-11, DC, Fiction, Prose, Summer 2013

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