After a semester of hard work, the students in my Short Story class at the Huckleberry Center for Creative Learning have their own Anthology to show for it. These kids, ranging in age from 10-14, each wrote five original short stories for this anthology (basically one every two weeks or so). In class we covered plot construction, point of view, dialogue, character development, details, hooks, mood, setting, conflict & tension, style (playing with literary language) and revision skills. Along the way we read about a dozen classic short stories as well. We had a busy and productive semester and I'm so pleased by all of their hard work. It takes courage to come to class each week and take part in a round table writing workshop -- reading your work aloud and opening yourself up to the friendly critique of your classmates and teacher. These students did a great job and I'm so very, very proud of them!