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YouLit Issue #2 -
We are happy to present issue #2 of YouLit Magazine from YOUmedia Chicago. With a theme of Urban Fantasy, this issue also presents works created by teens around the One Book, One Chicago Spring Selection of Neverwhere by Neil Gaimain, as well as, poetry from members of YOUmedia Chicago’s Louder Than A Bomb Championship team. Enjoy!
Read the first part of Neverwhere: The Sequel here.
Door spent most of the night searching for a rat to lead her to Richard, she knew that every rat would know exactly where he was by now, new in the rat kingdom spread like wildfire. But there was always conflict between the rats and the humans, fights over territories, fights over food and so on. So when Door went looking for a rat to guide her to Richard, it was no easy task. It took her most of the night, but she finally found someone, a small, dark brown rat named Joe with a raspy voice.
Read parts one and two….
He had soon found the pale figure of Victoria. He closed his eyes before he melted into the sweet darkness that clung to him like a cloak. Meanwhile, Victoria stopped short seeing the large black bird, which soon stopped in front of her. She looked at it curiously before she tried to move on again. The large black bird hopped in front of her, stopping her in her path. “Now what are you doing? You want me to stay here?” She asked confused by the large crow’s actions.
This image was produced during the Elements of Design workshop (every Wednesday @ 4pm) by Aaron Eckart-Frank.
I felt that since I take the Red Line so much, I needed to do something based on that. So here it is. I used three basic images, the Sears (Willis, whatever) Tower, a generic train stop, and the skyline of Chicago. I really wanted to incorporate more Chicago architecture, such as the Bean as the wheels, and the old Water Tower as the front, but I didn’t have the time. To make the link, I adjusted the color on the skyline to a grayer color.
What if there was a Beast of Chicago like the beast that lives below London in Neverwhere? Malic Monti envisions this beast as giant octopus that lives in Lake Michigan. Each of the octopuses tentacles represents one of the CTA train lines.
Read the first part of the Puppet Master here.
The deed had been done, Xanthos suddenly felt tired and overwhelmed from the whole process of collecting the man’s soul. He closed his eyes and let himself fall into the deep abyss of his mind, and opened to find Corbin’s partner Swanhild, the white Swan. Like her counter part, she was also a servant of death. “What’s wrong child?” She asked softly, her feather’s ruffled as she began to preen herself. ” You seem troubled…” Xanthos looked over at Swanhild with tiered eyes. ” It’s nothing.” He said gruffly, not one to talk about his feelings even to his friends.