Writing Fantastic Short Stories - Week 2
Meets: Tues. @ 4:00 pm, 45 mins.
6/13, 6/20, 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, No meeting 7/4
Spell for writing: In a cauldron boil together, dew off a snow lily, captured light from a full moon, a sprinkle of imagination and a dash of bookstore magic. Come create a spell to bring your own stories to life. We'll read fantasy short stories together and then learn how to write our own.
Ages 14-18. $100 including books.
A dream-come true for space geeks everywhere, what kid doesn't dream of being on the moon or, in this case, Mars? Preparing for this adventure is arduous, time consuming and knowledge-expanding, which author Maberry brings home in fascinating detail and authority. Tristan, whose Mom and Dad are also going with the first 50 humans to colonize Mars, has a longstanding girlfriend in Izzy - who both have to deal with reality TV, the media and constant attention, as this is a one-way trip for Tristan. Intrigue on the ground in the form of violent Neo-Luddites protesters - things go haywire on the voyage. With a fact-moving plot, an interesting subplot of unknown Chinese Martian colonists, the thrill of space is wonderfully conveyed in this fantastic story. Hang on as I hope there are sequels in store! - Maureen