Digital short stories

From animation and interactive apps to comics and picture books, the digital short stories and their accompanying physical artwork are the culmination of the students’ work in visualizing narratives that showcase their wide array of talents and distinct authorial voices.

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01 Goodnight Luna by Maria Schweitzer

Goodnight Luna

by Maria Schweitzer

Luna awakes on the eve of her first day of second grade to a frightening monster who will put her independence and strength to the test. Although determined to overcome her fear alone, Luna needs help

02 Leda by Susannah Lohr

Leda

by Susannah Lohr

Leda has been hurt by others in the past. One night, she fuses with a swan and becomes a lonely harpy who’s only true desire is to be utterly alone.

03 The Last Child of Hamelin by Maggie G. Vicknair

The Last Child of Hamelin

by Maggie G. Vicknair

Ten years ago, all the children of Hamelin were stolen by The Piper - all except for Liesel. Now a lonely teenager, Liesel jumps at the chance to befriend the mysterious new girl in town...

04 Lion Heart by Handowin Xuan He

Lion Heart

by Handowin Xuan He

Lion Heart is an interactive game, where you explore an illustrated fantastic world with a young lion-butterfly searching for his identity. When he asks for your help, your answer alters the game.

05 Run Down by Jacquelyn Kirby

Run Down

by Jacquelyn Kirby

After a long year of depression, Jacquelyn Kirby decides that all she needs to get better is a challenging yet achievable goal. Follow along as she documents the attempt to run her first marathon.

06 Lilith & Eva by Elizabeth Gu

Lilith & Eva

by Elizabeth Gu

Lilith, a child resistant to change, is unhappy uprooting her life and moving into an old house from the 30s. She discovers a mysterious flashlight that unveils past residents.

07 Dead Pledges Society by G. Davis Cathcart

Dead Pledges Society

by G. Davis Cathcart

Mangola Albright arrives at the fraternity at the edge of the world to meet a frightened young sports superstar named Zeke, who is experiencing paranormal activity.

08 I Am Action Dixon by Tony (Chihyi) Chao

I Am Action Dixon

by Tony (Chihyi) Chao

Anton “Action” Dixon was a boxing legend, but the boxing world has written him off. Refusing to give in, Anton challenges the young undefeated champion, Malik “King” Arthur.

09 What the Ocean Brings by Martin Xing

What the Ocean Brings

by Martin Xing

When his partner met an unforeseeable demise, Clifford Mangrove was left to deal with the aftermath of a loved one’s death and an unfathomable horror all by himself.

010 The Surface Breaks by Olivia Li

The Surface Breaks

by Olivia Li

When the queen Myrta’s lover died, her life ground to a halt. She’s prepared to do anything to get him back, including supplicating to the fish spirit who reigns over the dead in the shadows...

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