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Kerri has written 157 articles so far, you can find them below.


Fiction

Does Anything Beautiful Emerge?

By Tim Fitts

Matthew was intent on catching a bullfrog. He said it was easy. All you had to do was estimate the direction of the frog’s leap and time it to the exact moment of the frog’s reaction. Then you had it. […]

Fiction

The Driver

By Frankie Bolt

Most Saturday nights, I dress up, lie on my side on top of the covers, facing the closed door to my room. Tonight, only sleep can help me forget what I can’t stand any longer—my mother, myself, Hunter—but I’m awake. Forgetting is a threat I can’t make. Not with Mom on the phone constantly talking to Dad. She’s trying to undo all the hard parts of us since their separation. […]

Essays

Francisco X. Stork is Back!

YARN is honored to have the one and only Francisco Stork back in the Essays section, with a reply to his earlier essay “Depressed Not Depressing,” about the process of writing the novel that became “The Memory of Light.” This may sound like a craft essay just for writers, but it’s not–it’s about the human condition, juts like all of Francisco’s memorable writing.

Blog

Good. Grief.

Our staffer Lourdes, the only one who’s been with YARN since its very beginning, writes here very movingly of what it was like to read YA after her mother died. It’s quite a tribute to the genre we all love here at YARN, but more importantly to the woman Lourdes loved so deeply and had to let go.

Fiction

How Not to Want Her

By Clare Fielder

You lie awake at night and you try not to love her. You tell yourself things that are true and things that aren’t. She hates you. You’re nothing. You can do better. She’s ugly. You’re ugly. And after every thought your gut says, But, But, But. […]

Fiction

New Story by YARN Alum

We’re welcoming back YARN alum Laura Williams McCaffrey, who has a brand new book! “Marked,” a dystopian mixed-media fantasy for kids, was published by Clarion Books last month; Kirkus calls it “an original, textured page-turner.” […]

Fiction

Foster Kid

By Frances Koziar

She had thought the first one would be perfect.

It had seemed straightforward then: leave and everything would everything would be all right.

It hadn’t been like that.

She hadn’t considered she might miss her home […]

Fiction

Short Story by Debut Novelist Natalie Haney Tilghman

We were so psyched to get this beautiful short story by debut novelist and award-winning writer Natalie Haney Tilghman. She co-wrote the novel “A 52-Hertz Whale” with Bill Sommer, and it’s getting some amazing reviews! What a way to open YARN’s 6th season! Happy reading.

News

It’s HERE! Our New Season!

Happy 2016, Officially! I hope yours is off to a good start, and that you’ve enjoyed the 3 Pop-Ups we’ve shared since starting our hiatus last fall (the interview with Huntley Fitzpatrick, the teen story “Winter For a Year,” and our Valentine for you, “540°”).

As you’ve likely gathered from our social media, the YARN team has been very working behind the scenes to bring you another excellent Spring-Summer edition starting the week of March 7. […]

Fiction

Pop-Up! “540 °”

A last Winter Pop-Up for you: Happy Valentine’s Day! Awww, we love you, too! xoxo, YARN

By Nichole Charbonneau

[…] She’s smaller than me and darker, with straight black hair that juts out of her red patrol hat. There’s a confetti-sized beauty mark on her upper cheekbone. Plump lips break into a smile. My insides twist like the snowboard trick I just tried. […]

News

Poetry Contest! Enchanted Places & Spaces

In honor of World Poetry Day, and inspired by the award-winning memoir, ENCHANTED AIR, by YARN alum, Margarita Engle, YARN has created an invitational poetry event called “Enchanted Places and Spaces.”

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