by THU PHAM (Vietnam)
Tonight, Hanoi seems deadly silent. Perhaps everyone is mourning too.
by SHAYNA LENG (Singapore)
Their shells pricked my fingers, the spikes digging tauntingly into my skin.
by AASHNA PAWAR (United States)
It was the boys' table at lunch. They were all in my grade, some of them my friends.
by MAXWELL SURPRENANT (United States)
I long for the day when lockdown ends and I can safely visit Evie again.
by FIONA MADSEN (United States)
I am coming of age in a world that doesn't make sense to me. I will turn eighteen quietly, without a party, without my extended family.
by TULA SINGER (Cuba)
The embassy called and approved our request to leave the country. So we packed our clothes and a couple of other essentials, leaving the rest behind.
by AMALIA COSTA (United Kingdom)
We come in droves, frothing at the mouth and baying for blood.
Our enemy invisible, stretched across the world like the taut skin of a drum.
by ANNA O'CONNOR (Ireland)
I do not see the stars from where I stand
but I know they are there.
by SHERRY SHU (Canada)
He scuttled furiously from beneath the undergrowth, pausing every few seconds to catch his breath.
by LIORA SCOP (South Africa)
They say 7 billion people stayed home today
2.2 billion children stayed out of school
by NEERAJA KUMAR (India)
I never imagined they could be so close.
by MARIANA SANTIBANEZ (Mexico)
As we turn into ghost towns and ghost stories,
I memorize the steps, the corners, the edges.