July Writing Challenge: Honorable Mentions — Judith Winde, Karina Murphy, and Brynn

These entries from July’s challenge were selected as Honorable Mentions. Those who completed this challenge are now encouraged to share their stories in the comments section of the “July Writing Challenge.” . Judith Winde 17 Germany Not all those who wander are lost Her eyes are set on the horizon, where the sky meets the […]

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The World Is Your Classroom

Backpacking across Europe. Spending the year after high school graduation encumbered by nothing but a travel-worn pack and a map of exotic places. It’s a metaphor for freedom and adventure. It’s a dream for weary high school seniors struggling to finish their last over-scheduled semester and wondering how they will start all over again in […]

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Got a Secret?

Shanna had a secret.  I could see it every time my senior composition class talked about college preparation.  She looked at her notebook, she looked at her carefully manicured nails, she looked everywhere but at me. This went on for weeks.  Finally, Shanna admitted it in her notebook during a journaling exercise.  “I don’t know […]

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