“What Happens In The Night” by Zoe Beheshti

Dream Catcher Story Contest

3rd place

(Category 1: grades 3-5)


“What Happens In The Night”

by Zoe Beheshti

Age 9, Grade 3



When the moon will rise

And the stars will shine

Many people will whisper

“Star light, be mine.”


But what’s going on?

What’s behind what it seems?

Have you seen what comes next?

The answer is dreams.


When the moths fly around

During the darkest of night

As we lay in our beds

Our imagination takes flight.


Dragons and witches

And fairies and gnomes

Maybe small orphans

Looking for homes.


Dreams can be exciting

And frightening too.

They can be imaginative

Or based on something true.



View a list of all the winners:  http://pasadena-library.net/kids/2020/dream-catcher-story-contest

Jane Gov

Jane is a Youth Services Librarian at Pasadena Central Library. She purchases YA books for the library system and maintains the teen booklist, online resources, and webpages. She oversees Teen & YA programs including Summer Reading, Advisory Board, Zine, book reviewers, Teen Mental Health Initiative, and volunteers. She also coordinates the library's Innovation Lab, STEAM Kits project, and Young Readers League. She also conducts a few kids events and storytimes. Jane is a contributor to VOYA Magazine and a YALSA Board member.  A majority of her free time is spent with her two corgis Tyrion and Gimli. She tweets as @missjanegov.

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