In addition to short-fiction and interviews, YARN also creates lesson plans around their publications. This month, their Japan-themed curriculum features Abandon Changes: A Girl Parts Story, originally-posted in 2011.
It’s super neat, as a writer, to see your stuff used to teach. I’m flattered to be included. The lesson plan looks super cool (I wish we had stuff like this when I was in high school). Check it out.
I’m honored to be back at Cynsations with the inestimably wonderful Cynthia Leitich Smith with a New Voices Interview. This time around I’m talking about story, the work-a-day writing life, and building robot brains with the help of Sigmund Freud.
Remember, GIRL PARTS paperback drops this Valentine’s Day. In the meantime check out the free short story ABANDON CHANGES available now from Candlewick Press. (You can also read my previous agent-themed interview with Cynthia here.)
Check out my short story, Abandon Changes, which takes place a few months after the events of GIRL PARTS. Live now on YARN!
“The recipient is an American girl, your age. A club kid. Tonight she’s at the Purple Flower Room. She calls herself Iris, and she’s got bottle-blue hair.”
So it was drugs . X or ketamine or that new one, Path, the “empathy drug.” It didn’t matter what the package was. In four hundred runs she’d never opened one or asked what was inside. “That’s what makes you a good runner,” Joe always said. “Light feet and no curiosity.”
“Where’s the pick up?”
“No package,” said Joe. “Just a message. Make sure you get it right. I need you focused, Rei.”