Our future depends on stories. As the world advances, literature has the ability to ground us—in our humanness, our imaginations, and our enlightenment. Each generation shapes the world of books, fueled by the need to interpret the past, to explore the present, and to imagine the future. In order to preserve this, we must have a new generation who are willing to share their stories. The annual Lune Spark Short Story Contest was started in May 2017 with the vision of supporting young writers.
A Window to Young Minds is the first of the contest’s yearly anthologies, Short Stories by Young Writers. The 23 wonderful stories in this book are handpicked from 2017’s entries. The talent of these young writers shines in their command of storytelling and their unique take on genre—from a pirate love story to re-creating the Hindenburg disaster that happened on May 6, 1937 in New Jersey.
Speaking Up for Each Other has twenty-four award-winning short stories by talented young writers. These stories are original, enjoyable, and contain a rich variety of themes and situations ranging from a helpless girl living in fear of her own family to a robot contemplating what's best for its employer.
Wonderfully wide-ranging, original, and enjoyable, The Emotional Embodiment of Stars contains twenty-seven award-winning short stories like Mortimer, in which an unwanted guest secretly follows a family through their heartbreaking sorrows and Crossroads, in which a budding writer is finally preparing to meet the man she happens to exchange greetings with every morning on the way to her office.