The leaves are changing. It's time to break out the mugs, play some old tunes, and fend off the growing chill in the air. But wait: is that scratching sound just the wind or something more sinister? Our featured work this month are guaranteed to make you feel fall -- whether that means cozy or creepy.
Olfactory and auditory strains blend together in "Fall Tunes", a drawing by Serena Gao. It's all about ambience here.
Ambience of a different kind — the crashing sound of thunder -- sets the scene for Nathan Yang's scary story "Murder in the House".
Artist Faith Yang uses bright colors and close details to evoke a pumpkin patch, a Thanksgiving feast, and a rushing waterfall.
Finally, Tim Mei's short story "Invisible Monster" brings the terror of the unknown right to the reader's doorstep.
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The contributing editors for this issue are Victor Xia and Kailani Ye. We'd like to thank our adult advisors, Yan Han and Shirley Tong, as well as the Emerald Parents Board, for their continued support.