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Before This Place Filled With Zombies

A collection of fantastical short stories inspired by artwork from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum written by ninth-grade student authors from Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers.

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Maternal Luck

by Andrés

First sentence:

As she got closer, she started shaking. She had an idea what was in the blanket.

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Jamila’s Last Dance

by Nelise

First sentence:

Jamila looked around the room and started to dance. She spun and turned and threw herself into the air like a ballerina.

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It’s Just A Ladder

by Lovely

First sentence:

I noticed the ladder's wooden legs were crackled and split. As I looked, a chill crept up my arms.

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