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Week Thirty-Six: The Beautiful Game

You can read this series from the beginning here. I needed to get some exercise. That was becoming clear now. I had been eating my feelings for the last three weeks and it was starting to take its toll on my waistline. I had been trying to find some sort of exercise program that wasn’t overly bourgeois, but I was having a problem. Weight-lifting was too obviously fascist in nature. Horseback riding was too imperialistic. I gave a lot of thought to starting a co-ed softball league, but that turns […]

Week Thirty-Five: The Jamestown Landing

You can read this series from the beginning here. For the last month or so, every morning had been the same. I’d get out of bed, shower, get dressed, put my H-with-the-red-arrow lapel pin on my lapel, and everyone I saw would tell me what a bad week I’d had. I’d go to Starbucks, order my shade-grown fair-trade coffee with soy-milk, and the barista would say, "Oh, you’re having a rough time of it," and give me an extra shot of hazelnut syrup. People in the elevator would cluck their […]

PreTeena June 22-28, 2015

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Independence Day Fiction Contest Winners!

We are proud to present the winners of our July 4th Blockbuster Fiction Contest. The stories below are filled with pulse-pounding excitement, unforgettable characters, and unabashed patriotism. You’ll find science fiction, romance, post-apocalyptic adventure, and more. You can’t ask for better beach and BBQ reading for your long Independence Day weekend. So crack open a beer, pull up your favorite lawn chair, and join us for an awesome adventure! Grand Prize Winner Break The Sky by Matt Souders Don’t leave me! Min-Suh’s tiny legs pelted across jagged rocks just behind […]

Week Thirty-Four: The British Invasion

You can read this series from the beginning here. I opened the door to my apartment and let Colin inside. "Well, here it is," I said. "Crikey," he said. Actually, he didn’t say "crikey." And his name wasn’t Colin. He said something that I can’t repeat on this blog, because it was very foul language and I try not to use foul language in case it might be triggering for people who are more sensitive about that kind of thing. Like Selena Gomez or someone like that. Not that I […]

PreTeena May 25-31, 2015

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The 49ing Circle

As dusk settled into darkness, Tommy’s ability to read signs dwindled dramatically. When the tracks led him toward the Pyrch’s corn field–at least he thought he was seeing faint impressions in the dirt that could be tracks–his first thought was that his quarry hid among the corn stalks. Then he cut the old cow trail. Cattle, other animals, and people had walked the trail for probably over a hundred years, packing the dirt down. Obviously some of the traffic occurred during or after heavy rains, because the ground was brittle, […]

Memorial Day

The box was nothing special. It was no more than a dilapidated piece of cardboard held together with a combination of old tape, new tape, and a nearly-spent rubber band, keeping the long-ago-stomped-flat lid in place. She could barely make out the faded words Midland Shoe Company on the surface, but only because she already knew they were there. The box was coated in dust, except for the very recent set of fingerprints on either side, where she had taken it down from its shelf in the closet. She sat […]