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Today, we're featuring the writing of our guest blogger, Eleanor Allen-Henderson. Eleanor was a volunteer this past summer at the Poetry Center's annual Creative Writing Camp. She has graciously agreed to share her writing with us. Below is one of her stories. Keep an eye out for more writing from Eleanor in the next month.
The bamboo wood, supporting the wall of glass, didn’t feel trusted. Bamboo wasn’t enough for Walls and there was Steel, outlining its every crevice. Bamboo wasn’t sure whether to be relieved of the weight or disheartened that it could not bear the weight of lives. Bamboo speculated people are like that too.
Eleanor Allen-Henderson is fourteen years old and a sophomore at University High School. She hopes to share her passion for good literature and beautiful moments. She likes hiking, summer nights, and Latin conjugations. She dislikes oppression. She's been honored with a Young Authors award in 2005 for a short story. With this honor, she attended the Young Authors Conference at the Jewish Community Center and met the guest poet Gary Soto.