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.
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. […]
Happy 2016! We’re welcoming the new year, and winter, with a Pop-Up short story by a teen writer! Get yourself a cup of tea and make yourself comfortable …
By Caroline MacRae
[…] There was no end to the wasteland of Cape Cod, and my sister seemed to be getting heavier in my arms. I started wondering how long I would last until I collapsed. […]
What’s summer without a hot new author? Kris Dinnison’s debut YA novel, “You and Me and Him,” just released last month from Houghton Mifflin. It’s about two outsider friends who both crush on the new guy in their small town. It’s a captivating story of music, friendship, and making amends. Here’s a short story from Kris to give you a taste of her writing!
By Megan Mikhail
It’s four-thirty on a Thursday afternoon, and Julie Evans, who has been my best friend since we were seven and barely conscious of what being a best friend meant, has confessed she is living a lie.
“No, I said we are living a lie,” Julie clarifies.
“What’s the difference?” I ask. “Aren’t you part of us?” […]
By Hannah Bell
The gun is cold in Ernie’s hand, heavy with more than just its weight. He looks down at the scrap of paper resting on the table in front of him and reads over the familiar name that’s scratched out in blue pen, as though it might have changed since the last time he looked. […]
By Anj Dockrey
[…] Shaoreaux. He’s nineteen, and he has blue eyes and shaggy black hair. He’s short for a boy, and not very muscley . . . athletic. Dad says he’s the smartest student he’s ever had, and he’s good at cleaning and really good at cooking. He’s also teaching me the ancient art of Dracongei. […]
Here is a fantasy short story by YARN’s youngest ever teen fiction writer, Christina Im!
The suitors smile, and I resist the urge to cover my eyes from the light stabbing them. It is late evening in the palace ballroom; the windows are firmly shut so the dark cannot touch us. But the gleeful, sharp brightness of the chandelier […}