This is the fourth annual collection of short works by students of Berkshire Middle School (from the 2003-2004 school year). The stories are new, and so are the authors. The focus, though, remains the same as in previous volumes: With genuine effort and attention to the writing process, young authors can fine-tune their original ideas and produce works suitable for a wide audience.
Over a ten-week period, each sixth-grade writer shepherded a germ of an idea through multiple revisions to arrive at a polished piece. The ultimate paths of these stories and the improvement in quality from start to finish sometimes surprised even the authors. Tall Tales Gone Short continues the proud tradition of author's craft demonstrated in its predecessors Short Stories by Short People, Who Says Adults Have to Write All the Good Stories?, and Got Stories?