What Happened to Orlando?
Tales of Catastrophe & Dystopia by Orlando High Schoolers
When we asked local high schoolers to send us dystopian stories set in Orlando, over 300 students wrote back, proving that teens are more than happy to destroy the world and see their names in print.
In this collection of fifteen stories, mutant gators overrun the Shingle Creek Golf Resort, drunk robots tend to a long-abandoned Magic Kingdom, and swarms of vicious lovebugs escape from a lab at the University of Central Florida. That’s just to name a few of the dark and sometimes hilarious scenarios dreamed up by these talented young writers.
And, as always, each story is paired with our signature stark, black-and-red illustrations. This year’s art was done by Lesley Silvia.
BP’s teen publishing projects are a result of a collaboration with its sister program, Page 15. Page 15 provides free tutoring and creative writing programs to Orlando kids. Learn more here.