Stone Soup Honor Roll: May/June 2023

Welcome to the Stone Soup Honor Roll! We receive hundreds of submissions every month by kids from around the world. Unfortunately, we can’t publish all the great work we receive. So we created the Stone Soup Honor Roll. We commend all of these talented writers and artists and encourage them to keep creating. – The […]

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From the Stone Soup Blog Jonathan Livingston Seagull Several people are kept in a cave. They have lived in the cave their entire lives, chained to the ground, watching blurry shadows dance on the stone wall in front of them. They think that this is all there is to the world. But one day, one […]

Cousins (Part I)

Nicky’s rivalry with her perfect cousin grows as she learns they have even more in common than she thought This is the first installment of Emily Chang’s novella, which received honorable mention in our 2022Book Contest. We will be publishing the novella over the course of three issues. Prologue (I’m no literary nut, no matter […]

Reality Vacuum

A vacuum, residing in the backdrop of life You never choose the adventure It opens up to you The flowers on the field you would think of May get vacuumed in by a force of nature Into dense woods There are dandelions Deporting parachutes out into the free sky I pick up a pencil It […]

A Tilting Tribute to Myself

I question myself, as much as I would like to As much as a tumultuous wave whose reason is still due My backpack is full, but is it an illusion? I think it probably is, but it sometimes really is full I go to a nature park, and why are there loops in the road […]

Where I Belong

A young wolf finds himself drawn to another, dangerous world The wolf pack silently wandered through the forest, our leader in front. I stood by my mother, straining my ears for any sound that could mean danger. Trotting towards a tree, I lowered my nose to sniff at it. My mother nudged me with her […]

Keystone Fairies

A call to action to protect the unique types of fairies that are helping preserve our ecosystems A keystone species is a species so important to its ecosystem that if you took it away, the whole ecosystem would collapse. An example of this is the sea otter. Sea otters eat sea urchins, which eat kelp […]