This is the third annual volume of short works written by students of Berkshire Middle School (from the 2002-2003 school year). The book is composed of all new stories by new authors, but the purpose of this showcase is the same as its predecessors, Short Stories by Short People andWho Says Adults Have to Write All the Good Stories?: The pieces in it exemplify how young authors can apply the writing process to create works suitable for a wide audience.
The collection is the result of a twelve-week process that allowed each student to take a basic idea of his or her choosing and develop it in ways that even the author may not have anticipated. From such rough material came this multi-faceted gem, in which the genres of humor, mystery, adventure, science fiction, historical fiction, horror, fantasy, and even nonfiction are represented.