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Happenstance

“Go home. Turn off the lights. And kill yourself.”Erin Alderman glowered at me, pure hatred in her beautiful honey brown eyes. She was spearheading a group of nine cheerleaders on the other side of a ...

Ten Thousand Skies Above You

THE FIRST TIME I TRAVELED TO ANOTHER DIMENSION, I intended to take a life. Now I’m trying to save one.But I can’t do that unless I save myself. At the moment, I’m running through the winding streets o...

Tempest Unleashed

“The land is dearer for the sea, the ocean for the shore.”I didn’t know what I was doing there.Didn’t know what I hoped to accomplish.Didn’t know, even, how I’d found myself in these cold, dark waters...

Tempest Revealed

“The sea is emotion incarnate. It loves, hates, and weeps. It defies allattempts to capture it with words and rejects all shackles. No matterwhat you say about it, there is always that which you can’t...

The Boys Next Door

Sean smiled down at me, his light brown hair glinting golden in the sunlight. He shouted over the noise of the boat motor and the wind, “Lori, when we’re old enough, I want you to be my girlfriend.” H...

The Blade of Shattered Hope

Bryan Cannon looked at the catfish—its bone-like whiskers, its slimy skin, its dark, unblinking eyes—and he saw death. For the creature, of course, not himself. Dinner would be fine and tasty tonight....

The Bitter Kingdom

My heels crunch sandy shale as my legs pound a steady rhythm. With every fourth step, I suck a lungful of dry air. My chest burns, my thighs ache, and the little toe of my left foot stings with the ag...

The Ballad of Aramei

I WAKE UP TO an earthy smell rising headily into my nostrils, and the cool, prickly feel of grass blades cushioning my nak*d body. At first, I think I’m dreaming, but as my heavy eyelids slowly break ...

Variant

This isn’t one of those scare-you-straight schools, is it?” I asked Ms. Vaughn, as we passed through the heavy chain-link gate. The fence was probably twelve feet tall, topped with a spool of razor wi...

Vanishing Girls

These are the three words I’ve heard most often in my life. Want to play? As four-year-old Dara bursts through the screen door, arms extended, flying into the green of our front yard without waiting f...

Vampires, Scones, and Edmund Herondale

LONDON, 1857 Ever since the unfortunate events of the French Revolution, Magnus had nursed a slight prejudice against vampires. The undead were always killing one's servants and endangering one's pet ...

The Truth About Forever

Jason was going to Brain Camp. It had another name, a real name, but that’s what everyone called it.“Okay,” he said, wedging a final pair of socks along the edge of his suitcase. “The list. One more t...

This Man Confessed

My nerves are shot to bits. I don’t know why. I know I’m doing the right thing, but damn I’m a stupid mass of nerves. I’m alone, my first few, silent, reflective moments of the day so far and probably...

This Man

I rifle through the piles and piles of paraphernalia that’s sprawled all over my bedroom floor. I’m going to be late. On a Friday, after being on time all week, I’m going to be late.‘Kate!’ I yell fra...

This Lullaby

The name of the song is “This Lullaby.” At this point, I’ve probably heard it, oh, about a million times. Approximately.All my life I’ve been told about how my father wrote it the day I was born. He w...