Youth Imagination

Issue 30 Nov 2015

Issue 30 Nov 2015

New Girl in Town by Brenda GornickThe timing of things couldn’t have been more perfect. There was no better prey than the ripe adolescent in the tumult of heartbreak. None more vulnerable.

Or delicious.

From across the table, behind a thick fringe of bangs, over the prattling of her friend at her elbow, Marguerite caught it all. Hopeful start to painful finish. She watched the boy’s crooked smile drop, his oval face pale, fascinated by the deepening flecks of peach and rose where the freckles speckled densely across his cheekbones and forehead. Sean’s voice was too quiet to hear anything distinct, but his disappointment was delightfully clear.

He turned away, hanging up the phone, and the show ended. Marguerite went back to forking her spaghetti with violent intent; stabbing and twisting while her tongue worked the grooves across the back of all of her rows of teeth.

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     ~ remarkable stories that explore the issues, the grit, and the character of teens and young adults.


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    You’ll need to find the courage to send your story to an editor. You’ll need to find the inner resolve to read the reviews of critics, and to stand against the tides of public opinion. You’ll need to brave a book signing on a cold winter’s day when no one will show up. You’ll need to dig deep and find the strength to quit your day job and take the risk of making storytelling your profession. It won’t be comfortable. You might even regret it. But I suspect that you’ll regret it more bitterly if you never try. (from David Farland's "Daily Kick in the Pants"--Finding the Courage to Write)

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