Ronia’s black curls bob at the edge of my vision, her toffee face connected to twisting shoulders that sweep past the bodies of sweating parents, yakking teens, and pleading children. A shiny green sign tåwinkles with a line of sunlight, the white text saying “Atlantic Ave” invisible where the light hits the bumpy material. Air [...]

My Grandma Helen

I walk into the cold, barren waiting room. It smells like stale peppermints and dust bunnies. My dad has his hand on my shoulder, and I feel the warmth through my jacket. It’s the only thing I can feel right now. The clerk stands behind the desk, typing loudly on her giant computer. Her lips [...]

Garage Junk

Few things could make me enter the garage at night but thirst was one of them. Although the space was lit by a bright, automatic light on the garage door mechanism, the lighting always felt inadequate. On one side, a refrigerator stood like a steel grandfather clock next to shelves of old junk. Nearby were [...]


It’s in my head. Bouncing around like a beach ball. Jade’s last words to me. “Shut it, Cate, and let me die in peace.” She’d smiled, squeezed my hand, and then she was gone. I’m walking. Walking on a PEI beach in my sweatshirt and pajama pants and flip-flops with my dark hair tangled and [...]


Cate struggles to come to terms with her sister’s death

The Red Balloon…

When sea captains say they have sailed the seven glimmering seas, I have flown them. When climbers say they have climbed the highest peaks, including the monstrously tall Mount Everest, I have achieved higher heights. When tourists say they have travelled all over the world, I have done it more times than I can count. [...]

Searching for Bows and Arrows

Because I wanted to feel like an Amazon I asked my father to build me a bow with arrows We went to the nearby woods that overlook Forest Beach in the village of South Chatham. My father, sister and I followed A wavy uphill path to the clearing Where we found young oak trees With [...]

A Dream of Chaos

The sound of thunder and rain thrashing around, clinging to the Empire State Building. As it flails and turns, I jump through the window. As the small bang of me landing gets swallowed by the sound of thunder, I jump down the narrow stairs just as I hear fireworks. And then I see it. The [...]

No Boundaries

Christian Goh, 9 Dallas, TX

Parade of Clouds


Bubble Bee



The Only Life in Death Flower

Stone Soup Honor Roll: May 2018

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 [...]