First Impression

Stone Soup Magazine
March 2019

Eloise Wendt

She cuts me off. “It’s Rowen. And I’m busy. Good luck.” The white moving truck with faded blue letters pulls into the driveway behind us. I stare ahead at the...

Dear Journal, I see examples of bravery everywhere October 11, 1781. Dear Journal, I see examples of bravery everywhere. Benjamin Franklin is rallying up the...

Something white fluttered through the trees It was a hot summer night when I first heard the scream. I sat up fast, the blankets tangled around my feet in a...

“I miss you so much,” I whispered, staring at her photo Perhaps it’s because we never know what happens to us after dying that makes the topic of death so...

By Tatum Schutt Illustrated by Phoebe Wagoner Curriculum Guides >> “Why are you twisting your earrings like that?” So there I was, trying to keep my voice...

I noticed the slightest little crack on the crown If only I had told someone about the crack in my helmet, if only I had run around the defender, if only I...

I was off in my own world, racing through the imprints of time I can remember as clearly as my own name, the sound of the rain pounding mercilessly away at the...

“Japan bombed Pearl Harbor! Japan bombed Pearl Harbor!” Yuki looked like a wild horse, galloping through the streets of the small, friendly town, her silky...

“Go back to China, slant eyes,” they would say. “Why won’t you just leave us alone, Tina?” In the beginning, I thought she could have just ignored them. But I...

Cali Marlin smiled in anticipation as she held her mare, Artemis, or Arty, as Cali liked to call her. Today was the day. Every year Cali, her brother, Finn,...