New issue of The Tattoo features the story of a teen who survived a deadly twister

When a half mile-wide tornado ripped through tiny Parkersburg, Iowa recently, it left much of the town in ruins, five dead and a high school torn to bits.
As the wind howled, 16-year-old Krista Kannegieter huddled in the basement with her parents, listening to a sound “like a freight train” rumbling overhead.
Veteran Tattoo writer Beth Pond tells Kannegieter’s story in this week’s issue of The Tattoo teen newspaper, online at
Also in our new issue is a review by Rachel Glogowski of “The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore,” a Tennessee Williams play now at Hartford Stage and another stellar cartoon by Justin Skaradosky.
Take a look at what these talented teens are doing and let us know what you think. We welcome constructive criticism, tips, advice, help and kind words for our young writers. We’re also eager to round up any talented teens in your life, anywhere in the world.
Keep reading in the days and weeks ahead. There’s much more to come.


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