Teen & YA

Breakout
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Breakout

A.M. Rose

My pulse increases. Not because I’m scared—though I might be a little—but because Sixty-one isn’t in her bed, where she’s supposed to be, and her hand is firmly pressed against my lips, sealing them shut.  “I don’t wanna die,” she…Read more

Cinder wandered for hours, trying to find her way out of the forest of shadows. She’d sometimes hear the hounds barking or men shouting excitedly. Sometimes, she heard screams. Horrible, wretched screams.  But she stayed hidden and kept moving, knowing…Read more

It’s the irony that hits me first. That I have never felt more alive, while I’m surrounded by people who are dying. In a city that feels completely segregated, this community center is overflowing with people of all races, ages,…Read more

Jenny glanced around the room numbly, finally taking in the rest of the occupants. It was a trick her last therapist taught her: focus on the details until you’re ready to handle the big picture.  Dad…  She tried to focus.…Read more

Splintered
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Splintered

Jon McGoran

Rex and Doc were both deeply committed to taking care of their people, and these days, that was more important than ever. Even though a judge had temporarily blocked most of GHA, there were all sorts of appeals and motions.…Read more

Levi Dorgan, Ginger’s boyfriend, did indeed come for dinner that night, and he brought their mail with him. Levi was the sorter at the Saltville Post Office. Ginger claimed she was dating him because it was helpful for a mostly…Read more

 Those pills Dr. Oberhoff gave me aren’t doing a damn thing. The only thing that keeps me from spinning off the rails when I have an attack is to go through my win-list in my head, which I’ve been silently…Read more

My eyes gazed longingly at the stage. Lyndon Whitmore, the lead actress, sang about her family’s journey across the river as she danced across the stage, light as a gazelle. Her voice rang out loud and clear across the partially…Read more

Demon Reaper
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Demon Reaper

Adele T Cawley

The sun shone brightly, and she removed the leather jacket, tying the sleeves snuggly around her waist. The day was cooler than she realized, and a light breeze caressed her shoulders. It invigorated her, and she breathed in the crisp…Read more