Article Category: Stories

Stone Soup Magazine
June 2019

Mathilde Fox-Smith

Mama frowned and said, “You know, my camellias are disappearing” People who believe in magic can see that magic in the trickling waters of a creek; or at least...

I wipe the tears from my moistened eyes and look at the photograph I lie on my stomach, my elbows standing to support my heavy head, my thin navy-striped...

PRESENT DAY AUGUST 2013 Sometimes things happen in life that make you want to cry for an hour. Sometimes things happen in life that only time can heal. When...

A haze filled the air, it was a warm summer day. I was awakened by the glistening sun rays that wrapped me so tightly in their heat. Shortly after I woke up, I...

Could something this wonderful and abnormal happen to her, and no one else? At last, Carrie thought, as “Fourth grade, Miss Ann” was called over the intercom....

“Excuse me, sir, I think you dropped this” The night was black and warm, the air thick and smoggy and choking with every breath. The girl and her father,...

I aimed the tip of the barrel up at the squirrel The branch shook silently as the wind whistled through the oak trees. The little ball of fur jumped to another...

Bella ran up the beach after me. “What’s wrong?” Underneath the fluffy white clouds that rested peacefully in the cheery blue sky, the waves pushed me and my...

There in the sky are the unmistakable brown and purple feathers of the Jago bird “S’bongo!” I hear my mother’s voice ring clear and loud across our homestead. I...

“Hey, there’s the ballerina!” “You have something in you, Alex. Something not a lot of boys have. You have the ability to speak, to communicate, through dance....