The Magazine

May/June 2024
Cover: Angle of Incidence by Anushka Trivedi, 12


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The Elements of Friendship

A trusting lion and a cautious tigress have an adventure with a sneaky snake In a deep, dark, and dense forest there lived two friends—a…

By Samira Trivedi, Art by Roi Aeder, 8

Zinnia Elegans

Aster embarks on an unexpected road trip in a self-driving car San Francisco, CA Thursday, 11 a.m. Aster had been up since 6 a.m. It…

By Marlene Dukes, Art by Serena Li, 10

War and Pieces (Part II)

This is the second installment of Alice Pak’s novella, which we will be publishing over the course of three issues. You can read the beginning…

By Alice Pak, Art by Anushka Trivedi, 13


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A Hidden World

The narrator discovers the underwater wonders of a coral reef in Bermuda Shhhhh . . . Water slaps the shore and whispers back. I snap…

By Clementine Lewis, Art by Chrysanthi Constantinou, 12

The City

The narrator celebrates the sights, sounds, and smells of New York City I step out of my school, and immediately noise fills my ears. The…

By Aila Monacelli Schrider, Art by John Gabriel Sperl, 11

Elena’s Scarf

https://stonesoup.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/SiyonaAgarwal_Elenas_Scarf-1.mp4 Siyona’s family ends a memorable trip to San Sebastian with a delicious Basque meal. I waved my hands back and forth, waiting for my…

By Siyona Agarwal, Art by Claire Cui, 11
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Summer Evening

The light is soft, the air is moist, the water rushes fast, the stars shine, each one a glowing crumb in the sky. The land…

By Rose Torrey, 9

A muted invitation

Oh, write me a chapter, one where I am none, the trees lash merrily, the sun is dim, a muted invitation, for me, for you.

By Amity Doyle, 13

The water skeeters

On the water the bugs float, lazily, legs stretched out, looking to grip a stick or stone, camouflaged in serenity, as if, do I have…

By Amity Doyle, 13


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Moody Moon


By Chrysanthi Constantinou, 13

Tree Eye

Canon Rebel

By Madeline Male, 14

Keeping Watch


By Tutu Lin, 13

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