Fourth grader Mattheus Reinhart just had his first short story published! “In the Pig Pen,” was published in Alban Lake Publishing’s Drabble contest anthology, Planting the Seeds, where it won an honorable mention. (A drabble is a 100 word story.)
The anthology contains stories for and by young writers on the theme of first encounters. In Mattheus’s story the aliens encounter pigs in the mud and assume they are Earth’s dominant inhabitants.
Additionally, Mattheus’s painting was chosen for the cover of the anthology. His dad remarked that Mattheus also learned a good lesson in patience, having written the story almost two years ago.