“I like to draw and do my own stories. Sometimes I ask the (art) teacher if I can draw a picture and then I can bring it home and put it to a story. I like mostly folk tales or fairy tales. The story I’m writing now is called ‘Joy and the Water King.’ It’s about this boy that goes to a village that is made out of water and glass, and the king is trying to make all the people in the village his slaves. Joy is going to save his village and it’s going to have a happy ending, like always.” - Christian, student at Mississippi Creative Arts.