Contest

From the Editor’s Quill, August 2022: Contests

From the Editor’s Quill, August 2022: Contests

This issue was fun to compile, but a lot of work. Three contests finished May 31, and reviewing the submissions took a lot of time. These pages are full, yet we still have more of your stories to...

A Week in the Woods

A Week in the Woods

Water Workshop Grand Prize Woodland pond. Photo © Joanna Rufener. What goes on day and night at a calm, wooded pond in spring?It was a mystery to me, and this year I found out, thanks to Nature...

You Win?

You Win?

Eastern Bluebird and Tree Swallow. Photo © Dreamstime.com. “Chee! Chee! Chee!” The strident notes eddied through the open living room window and pricked my ears. I dropped The War for Mansoul, which...

Spots of Red

Spots of Red

Common Redpoll. Photo © Dreamstime.com. My sister looked out the window and asked, “Is that a redpoll?”We all ran for the window. By then the birds had all flown away, so we had to go over to...

Tadpoles

Tadpoles

One time when we were cleaning the pond, we saw a tadpole in the mud. We picked it up and put it into a cup with water. We brought it to the house. Then we put it in a fish tank with water, a fake...

Our Pet Fawn

Our Pet Fawn

One day my brother James was going along the road when he saw a fawn in the woods. He went over to it, and it just stayed there, so he petted it. It was a very nice fawn.Some days later Mother was...