What started as a “novel” idea during the 2013-2014 school year to add a creative writing component to Franklin News, has now become a tradition at Franklin. From “Random Stories for Summer” to “What Happens after the End?” to last year’s popular theme of “Magic and Monsters,” the Franklin Literary Journal (FLJ) is entering its fourth year, fast becoming a tradition among our budding student writers. The FLJ showcases talented writers and in some cases, artists, as well as acknowledges the teachers who have sowed such fertile imaginations. Through open submissions, every child at Franklin is encouraged to submit a story, poem, personal narrative, or even a song, for publication. To this end, the 60-80 page journal showcasing our students’ work is distributed to every child and teacher in the school as a way to enrich our children’s lives and encourage a lifetime of literacy.