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Holding Up the Universe

I’m not a shitty person, but I’m about to do a shitty thing. And you will hate me, and some other people will hate me, but I’m going to do it anyway to protect you and also myself.This will sound like...

Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story

It’s a dark stage, and at first all you hear are murmurs, a heartbeat, and heavy breathing. Like, serious Lamaze. Then we see, in the middle of the stage, a large piece of paper showing two bare, spre...

Grim Tuesday

THE BLOOD RED, spike-covered locomotive vented steam in angry blasts as it wound up from the very depths of the Pit. Black smoke billowed through the steam, coal smoke that was laced with deadly parti...

All We See & Seem

In the dream, she was beautiful. Her bright blue eyes were offset by the thick black hair brushing against her bare shoulders. Her skin looked soft and smooth, the shade much paler than the hand cuppi...

All the Bright Places

This is something I ask myself in the morning when I wake up. In third period when I’m trying to keep my eyes open while Mr. Schroeder drones on and on. At the supper table as I’m passing the green be...

Black Box

The moment you realize you’re going to die is nothing like I imagined it would be. I imagined a deep internal struggle coupled with a visceral, physical response – fight or flight. But there’s no figh...

Bitter Sweet Love

Nothing in the world compared to flying, to the feeling of the cool air rushing through my loose hair or sliding over my warm skin and along the curve of my spine, between my wings. I was so high, so ...

Out of Breath

‘I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHY I BOTHERED picking up. Yeah, maybe I’ll talk to you about it eventually, after you stop acting like such an ass.’ I stood at the top of the stairs with a heavy box of textbooks ...

One Perfect Night

As the chair lift climbed higher and higher, Colbie Michaels tried to ignore the way her heart beat faster and faster with every foot the lift cleared. If only she could find a way to stop thinking ab...

Let the Sky Fall

At least, that’s what everybody keeps telling me.The reporter from the local newspaper even had the nerve to call it a miracle. I was “Vane Weston: The Miracle Child.” Like the police finding me uncon...

Let Me Be the One

Victoria Bennett couldn’t take her eyes off Ryan Sullivan, who was laughing with some of the guys on his baseball team, as she headed through the high school parking lot toward the art store on Univer...

Lenobia's Vow

Lenobia’s world exploded with the sound of a scream and three small words.“She is dead?” Jeanne, the scullery maid working beside her, paused in her kneading of the plump, fragrant bread dough.“Oui, m...

Fade

Janie sprints through the snowy yards from two streets away and slips quietly through the front door of her house.She grips her head, cursing her mother under her breath as the whirling kaleidoscope o...

Facade

I didn’t sleep for shit last night. Not that I ever really sleep that well, but last night was particularly bad. About 1:00 a.m., I was sick to death of all the drunk, high, loud-ass people in my hous...

Emerald Green

PROLOGUE Belgravia, London, 3 July 1912 “THAT’S GOING to leave a nasty scar,” said the doctor, without looking up. Paul managed a wry smile. “Well, better than the amputation Mrs. Worry-guts here was ...