Read our collection of original stories and poems submitted by our Lakeline Kids.
We invite you to submit your stories, plays, or poems for
publication on in the Lakeline Kids Story Corner.
You may submit your work online via our online submission pages
(work without illustrations only) or you can submit your work and illustrations in person to your library or via US Mail.
Click here to download the submission form and entry details
Brilliant Minds Don't Think a Like by Ivy WheelerHonorable Mention 2014 East Lake Poetry Contest Teen Group
Doe Skull Light Bulb by Katie HacicHonorable Mention 2014 East Lake Poetry Contest Teen Group
Getting Real by Sherry Bannan!st Place 2014 East Lake Poetry Contest Adult Group
Homo Metropolis by Emily RossHonorable Mention 2014 East Lake Poetry Contest Adult Group
How Not to be Yourself by Ivy Wheeler2nd Place 2014 East Lake Poetry Contest Teen Group
I Made an Earth by Joshua Guerrero3rd Place 2014 East Lake Poetry Contest Children's Group
I was Hungry... by Jarvis EvalleHonorable Mention 2014 East Lake Poetry Contest Children's Group
Into the Sunset by Iva-Lynn CrandallHonorable Mention 2014 East Lake Poetry Contest Adult Group
Long Line of Widows by Emily RossHonorable Mention 2014 East Lake Poetry Contest Adult Group
Mama, Can You Hear Me? by Clarinda Mackey2nd Place 2014 East Lake Poetry Contest Adult Group
Morning by Luca CardenasHonorable Mention 2014 East Lake Poetry Contest Children's Group
My Friend by Christin Adams2nd Place 2014 East Lake Poetry Contest Children's Group
Night Fairy by Olivia GuerreroHonorable Mention 2014 East Lake Poetry Contest Children's Group
Observations: Vessels as a Whole by Katie HacicHonorable Mention 2014 East Lake Poetry Contest Teen Group
Owls by Gabriella GuerreroHonorable Mention 2014 East Lake Poetry Contest Children's Group
Plaster Saint by Emily Ross3rd Place 2014 East Lake Poetry Contest Adult Group
Puns by Stuart PalmerHonorable Mention 2014 East Lake Poetry Contest Children's Group
Shattered by Tracy Maple1st Place 2014 East Lake Poetry Contest Teen Group
Skillz by Rohan Wadhwa3rd Place 2014 East Lake Poetry Contest Teen Group
Sky_Eyes by Ryan TilleyHonorable Mention 2014 East Lake Poetry Contest Adult Group
Starry Night by Kaliee TurkHonorable Mention 2014 East Lake Poetry Contest
Tardy Muse by Sherry BannanHonorable Mention 2014 East Lake Poetry Contest Adult Group
Who Seek the Pot of Gold by Michaela GuerreroHonorable Mention 2014 East Lake Poetry Contest
Wolves by Hayley Mikkelsen1st Place 2014 East Lake Poetry Contest Children's Group
3 a.m. by Adrian Griffey
C Minus Minus by Susan Green Jaillet
Elusive Dream by Danny Best
Even When by Pat Shamrock
Faint-hearted Longing by Richard B. Henderson
Hole in the Water by Jane Peterson
If An Angel by Donna Jean DeBard
July 22nd 05:15 by Iva-Lynn Crandall
Lake Ola Fishing by Roderick E. Billette
Life's Flower by Tina Sacco
Oilcloth by Elmo Adams
On White Elephant by Mildred Santiago
Once Upon a Time in Victor's Garage by Dian Zirilli-Mares
Snowfall by Carl Scharwath
The Rum Drinker's Lament by Melanie Terry Griffey
The Tardy Muse by Sherry Bannon
Unconditional Love by Violet Irminger
Unforgiven by Emily Ross
Fledgling by Leslie Castle
Apathy by Mary Ann Kalonick
Cracker Jacks by Susan Jaillet
Good Morning Mrs. President by Judi Ciance
Graveside Solace by Richard Henderson
Hope by Janet Kabourek
Imagine by Melinda Gammon
Maybe It's Cancer by Reatha Thomas Oakley
No Longer Cold by Pat Shamrock
Pied Piper of Celia's Cafe by Peggy Seely
To Ron B. by Roberty Toto
Untitled by Emily C. Ross
Untitled by Pam Hayes
Waiting for Steve by Dian Zirilli-Mares
Walnut Fudge by Marc Rissman
Window by Tina J. Giansante
Would You? by Amy O'Malley
Inside the Psychiatrist's Den by Kathy Burkett2013 BookFest Poetry Contest Winner
The Otter by Roderick Billette2013 BookFest Poetry Contest Winner
If You Give A Flamingo A Fish by Madison Loftis
The Angel Within by Alyssa AdkinsWhy would a grim reaper be after her in the dead of night?
In Search of Me by Vincent A. CarusoWill someone tell me who I am? I don’t seem to know. I seem to be so many things. It’s all so confusing. Will the real me step forward but who is the real me?
Dance of the Rose Petals by Elise VanCiseIt was dark in the chapel, a new moon shed no light in the old abandoned building. He sat on a pew moved under a window watching, waiting. Tonight he was prepared with camera, recorder, extra batteries, and a thermos of hot coffee to combat the chill of the night.
Baby Darter's Adventure by Sharyn K. GermFollow Baby Darter as he adventures across the lawn, meeting other animals and narrowly escaping the clutches of the lawnmower!
Fredi's Great Adventure by Su Gerheim
My Backyard Adventure by Haylie Gregory
A Teddy Bear's Wish by Eleanor Keiper
Friends Are Friends by Su GerheimA story about a snail and his friends.
Larry the Ladybug by Su GerheimThe tumultuous adventures of Larry the Ladybug
A Gift by Jacquelin Arndt
Not Today by Vincent A. Caruso
Sad by Vincent A. Caruso
The Face by Vincent A. Caruso
The Avenger by William S. Brewer
Kim's First Case by Joe Meneley
The Rag-A-Muffins by Richard F. McClure
There was a knock on the door and... by Carol Johnson
A Dragon’s Tale by Rosalind Jennings
Memoirs of a Middle Schooler’s First Anxiety Attack by Ed W. Puhr
Snortels: Brave Ky-Lee by Richard L. & Marti Waters Illustrations by: Austin House
A Typical Snow Day by Abdurrahman Qadan (Frenchie)
Tortoise & Ice Dragon by Alicia M. Mortimer
Untitled by Amanda
Untitled by Mandi
Hopper by Sharyn Germ
Colors by Gin Romiti
Dorky's Christmas by Hank Lajoie
Dying to Live by Donna M. Kohlstrom
Gloria by Donna M. Kohlstrom
Just Desserts by Terri Tiffany
Our Path by Amanda
The Elf of Avalon by Katie SmithA short story about a young elf discovering her powers. The first in a series.
Magics of the Elf by Katie SmithThe continuation of the Elf of Avalon.
The Lost Dog by Lauren Petreikis & Pamela KirchnerA book dictated and illustrated by 6 yr. old Lauren Petreikis.
A Singletown Mystery: The Case of the Mysterious Mailman by Sara SingletonAn illustrated mystery story in 4 chapters.
The Frog Who Loved Books and the Snake who Doesn't by Jonah SlateShort story about a frog who encourages a snake to read. Written by Jonah (age 8).
Trouble in Pawpaw Patch by Eunice R. MooreA short story about friendship.
Cecil, The Cranky Centipede by Eunice R. MooreA short story about a little centipede who doesn't like his name.