Gabriello Lewis, a sixth-grade homeschooler from Burlington,
has been writing since the age of five. He says, "I did not feel
comfortable about my writing until I was published by Young Writers Project.
Being published inspired me to write more! My motivation is my family
and friends and what I see and hear around me.
When I close
my eyes and just listen
This is what I
hear in fall:
The honking of
geese and their wings beating,
enough speed for take-off.
and crackling of leaves,
a waterfall of orange, yellow, red, and green from the sky.
blowing through the trees in a long, wailing moan.
And on All
Hallows Eve, the sounds of happy children calling "Trick or treat!"
As ghouls and
witches walk by.
And last, but
most definitely not least, the most precious sound,
So precious I
wish I could keep it in my ears forever —
The sound of
children laughing as they carve