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July 23, 2013 Posted by: Ranger Renee Albertoli

Project Write teens have been writing short stories and literature of all kinds.  Please check out the Project Write literature page and then respond to this blog posting.  Do their stories intrigue you?

Here's a sample to whet your appetite:

The Secrets of the Third-Story Window by Alex

Every morning is the same nowadays.  I walk along the street, I pass the stores and shops and the people, and every morning, I come to that house.  I come home every afternoon from my work, exhausted and tired, and on my way home, I come to that house.

And every night, as I try to lull myself to sleep, trapped in a fathomless Limbo between awake and sleep, I stare out at the stars and the moon.  And under that sky, I see that house...

Click here to read the rest of the story


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  1. Betty - Wyncote, PA
    July 25, 2013 at 08:48

    Great story! It held me interest. I too could see everything through your "eyes"!

  2. MRS. E - FALLS, PENNSYLVANIA
    July 25, 2013 at 05:45

    I will not be looking at any windows when I walk for quite some time. You are an excellent writer. You had me right in that house with you. I had no idea what was coming.

  3. Donna - Philadelphia, PA
    July 25, 2013 at 12:29

    Great story. You are so creative in your yuse of words. I could actually see the house, window and you. You are a writer.

  4. Kathy - Philadelphia, PA
    July 25, 2013 at 12:26

    Great suspense! You also had vivid adjectives.

  5. John Wesley - Philadelphia, PA
    July 24, 2013 at 11:00

    Very creative work! I could never have guessed that the story would end the way it did, this is the sign of a great writer.

  6. john - seneca falls, ny
    July 24, 2013 at 08:28

    Alex: Excellent work! Your story reminded me of Edgar Allan Poe, although it has been more than ten years since I worked there in Philadelphia.

  7. Al - Aldan, PA
    July 23, 2013 at 07:00

    Excellent story Alex! I was also thinking of Poe when I read it. I can't wait for your next story.

  8. Bethany - Philadelphia, PA
    July 23, 2013 at 06:22

    Argh! So spooky! Were you trying on any writely voices when you wrote this? It reminds me of Poe.

 

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