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  • A Sheltered Life

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    It’s September 1998; the beginning of the school year. Fifteen-year-old Connor Munro is sitting on a bus, earphones on, listening to his favourite band when he’s swarmed by a gang of street kids and his beloved Walkman is stolen. Fast forward and ...


  • Gracie's Wheels

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    Gracie's Wheels shares the story of a young girl who lost both her legs in a car accident. Prior to her accident Gracie was naturally athletic. After the accident Gracie was determined to compete again, in her wheelchair. As the story unfolds we ...


  • The Wandalyns

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    Abandoned with her estranged grandmother for the entire summer, Dawn feels as though she has just been handed a life sentence. But the magic and mystery alive in the forest, surrounding her grandmother’s cabin, soon sends the teenage girl on an ...


  • #TheyUsedTo

    A short story about empathy, inspiration and strength by

    What is it that moves someone to action? For high-school student Clara Louis, it’s the difference between hearing something and understanding it. Although impressed by her teacher Mrs. Walsh’s words about the importance of believing in oneself and ...


  • Heirs in Exile

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    Nineteen-year-old Ara has always known what to expect. Being a royal and the second child of the late king, she knows that she was never meant to rule–however, her older brother, Bodhi, was born and bred for it. Abner is a city without a king and ...


  • Sophie

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    Leaving his position in the king's army, Michael settled down with his wife in a small farmhouse in the woods, raising two children, and assuming his life of violence was behind him. When he wasn't helping his wife with the garden or doing chores, ...


  • Sophie

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    Leaving his position in the king's army, Michael settled down with his wife in a small farmhouse in the woods, raising two children, and assuming his life of violence was behind him. When he wasn't helping his wife with the garden or doing chores, ...


  • Pretty Penny

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    We all know about the genie, his lamp, and the three wishes. But what if the first three wishes didn’t quite work out, and you were given one more chance, one more wish? Pretty Penny tells the stories of seven people who are visited by a young girl ...


  • Ghetto Girls Rule in Marseille

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    “THE GHETTO GIRLS have somehow won a free trip to Marsay, France, to perform our play “Ghetto Girls Rule”. Rose couldn’t come because she is too little. So, it was me and my other sister Evelyn. Our mama said we could go if Robin Ann took ...


  • Burning the Boats

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    Naomi Demas is seventeen, and her relationship with her mother is conflicted. Irene is obsessive and strange. She has never gotten over Naomi’s disability, or her twin’s infant death. When Naomi was eight, Irene left with Naomi’s older sister. ...