Stone Soup Magazine: February 2021. Volume 49, Issue 2, 48 pp.
One of the main defenses of literature today is that it makes you empathetic—that reading and writing help teach you how to put yourself in someone else’s shoes. Sometimes, in the case of a personal narrative, that “someone else” is even a different, earlier version of yourself.
The writing in this issue explores many perspectives that vary greatly from our own— from villagers in the Ecuadorian jungle to the objects in our cabinets, that perhaps live secret lives; from stray village cats to the bear, king of the forest; from the people commemorated by a memorial (which perhaps they hate!) to mythical creatures.
After reading this issue, perhaps you will feel inspired to explore your own environment and write your way into the perspective of something else that you find there—like your dog or a doll, an acorn or an apple, a deck of cards or a picture of a cow.
O22 The Wild World by Ever Sun
31 When You Fall Asleep at Night . . . by Yutia Li
35 The Vast Imagination of Melanie McGee by Sienna Rapaport
7 Life in the Jungle by Arielle Kouyoumdjian
32 Cody’s Last Day by Elena Baltz
46 Scared by Kaydence Sweitzer
12 The Mountain Giant’s Mouth by Ethan Chen
14 Four Poems by Amber Zhao
28 Two Poems by Graecie Gwyn
cover Snowman Army by Grace Williams
6 Twin Tigers by Sierra Glassman
13 Norway’s Light by Freyja Land
20 Morning Chore by Joey Vasaturo
23 Peaceful by Aerial Chen
30 Disco by Heloise Matumoto
34 Dragon Play by Maya Tzonev
45 Lion King by Laura Hu
47 Winding Staircase by Jeremy Nohrnberg
48 Highlights from StoneSoup.com
49 Honor Roll