Article Category: Stories

Stone Soup Magazine
June 2019

Elia Smith

“Do you like my locket?” One warm summer evening, when the sun was just beginning to set over the sea, a single bird chirped melodiously. His fellows one by...

“Jason, sweetheart, just please get out of the car. It may be cold, but it really is beautiful.” I crossed my arms tighter and sank lower down in my seat. The...

It is super hot, humid. Sweat is running down my back like a brook. I am waiting. The A train is mine. I am on the east side of the Forty-Second Street...

“There… there!!! That pesky little rat!” The mouse was a smooth-furred, jittery-nosed, small-as-grass field mouse. I remember sitting on the roughly carpeted...

He needed his own special place Jasper stared out the window of the van and thought. He thought that he would not like his new home. His friends and his father...

Eleven-thirty, says my watch. I slide out of bed and begin to get dressed. Pajamas off, bathing suit on. I creep out of my room and peek into my parents’, my...

I walked home with the poster for the spring musical heavy in my arms. I looked at it again, hoping that I had seen it wrong. Nope. The block letters were...

We chatted together about everything, from baby goats to gardens It was a beautiful spring morning. My irises and daisies were beginning to bloom. The crepe...

“Who are you?” Grandma stares at us with furrowed eyebrows Our memories define who we are. They are the things that tie us to meaningful places as well as to...

INSPIRED BY A TRUE STORY It was just one of those foggy afternoons when, suddenly, my dad’s phone rang. Of course, his phone rings a lot considering he’s a...