We feature short fiction stories for middle and high school students that illustrate key earth science concepts in the plot of the story. These are fun but educational stories suitable for the classroom.
T. S. Brothers brings us our sixth story, In the Rough, the story of an unusual--and very geomagical--college entrance exam. Check it out below!
Be sure to also check out past stories in Past Issues.
by T. S. Brothers
Mere minutes before midnight, Simone frantically scribbled her quill across her last sheet of parchment. “...and I cannot fully express how excited I am about the future, and I would be deeply honored if the West Carolina Academy of the Applied Arts were part of my coming years. Sincerely, Simone R. Perriman.” Simone finished her signature with an enthusiastic flourish, snapping the end of the quill and knocking the inkwell across the page. Cursing quietly, she dropped the quill and frantically blotted at the paper. A white-furred blur tackled her feet and vanished with the feather. By now, Snowball had stolen most of the pens in the house.
This was the eleventh quill Simone had lost, the eighth essay she’d written, and the fourth time she’d drafted it. How many times did she need to explain which historical animal she’d want to meet (Hannibal’s best elephant), her favorite one-vowel word (porphyry), or where she’d go with a round ticket to anywhere (the gem markets of Peshawar), anyway?
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