For many students writing is one of the most difficult ways to express themselves. It is, ironically, a wall to expression. And yet upon reading a short story or work of literature, these same students have many things to say about the characters and their motivations; the use of language by the author; and the sense of place or foreboding that the author has created. But writing that out may not be the best course of action. In this Meridian Stories Project, we turn to storyboarding as a unique and expressive way for students – both writers and non-writers – to communicate their understanding of literary texts.