Editor’s Pick: “Big Foot, Elves, and Santa” from the US

The one I liked the most from volume 1 is the story from Ignaty Cherry. It is a must read. Santa Claus! Who can turn down a story about the man who defines Christmas? Stranded in outer space, with limited supplies and an overloaded spaceship, three species are about to die off. The Sasquatch, the … Continue reading Editor’s Pick: “Big Foot, Elves, and Santa” from the US

Editor’s Pick: “Good Fortune Arrives Once” from Colombia

I have loved reading and editing all the stories I was assigned to do in A Pocketful of Dreams. But if I am asked to pick just one, I must say that  I got very absorbed in the story about a magic bird and a woman who deserves a break. Add a 1920’s wildly exciting … Continue reading Editor’s Pick: “Good Fortune Arrives Once” from Colombia

Editor’s Pick: “Forever to One-Night” from the Dominican Republic

I read and critiqued many stories from our book, "A Pocketful of Dreams," but this one, in particular, left a lasting impression on me. This quick read of around 15-20 minutes left me feeling giddy and excited to turn every page that followed. The ending will leave you wanting more. Thank you to José from … Continue reading Editor’s Pick: “Forever to One-Night” from the Dominican Republic

Why Peter Chikoyi loves Bulgaria as much as Zambia

Peter Chikoyi says that no matter where you are, love and respect are all you need to feel at home.

Minnesotan Lyn Cramer travels the world through reading and writing

I was born in a tiny prairie town in southern Minnesota. I knew neither woods nor lakes, but changing seasons of the wind: from quiet cool spring mornings, to unending blistering hot summer afternoons, to autumns of falling magical colored leaves and the scent of baking apples, to winters of freezing winds and blankets of … Continue reading Minnesotan Lyn Cramer travels the world through reading and writing

From Taipei, 13-year-old Reina Wang’s “A Sailor, a Crab, and a New Life”

Mane’s and Ani’s moving, heartfelt stories from Armenia

https://youtu.be/XysSe8Jc4wU Mane Mehrabian is an English teacher in Armenia. Teaching is her calling. It is in her blood. She is a specialized teacher of English and German languages. She volunteers to conduct English clubs for teenagers. She is constantly taking training courses. The ongoing process of learning is what provides the fresh insights that inspire … Continue reading Mane’s and Ani’s moving, heartfelt stories from Armenia