Monthly Archives: March 2012

Should you take your nine year old to see the Hunger Games?

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Gina

“One.” Neon lights flash, reflecting off the curved mirrored walls near the restroom where she died. The last messages from my little sister were of her new friends taking her gambling. “Two.” The second saunters into the private suite and … Continue reading

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Nowhere

Jackie squinted at the distant red cliffs through dry sun-strained eyes trying not to think about the blisters that already covered her skin. There was no place to hide from the blazing heat and no signs of life. The animals … Continue reading

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The Last Season

“You sure about this, Grandpa Jessie? This place has been in the family for nearly one hundred years.” “You’re more important than wood, stone, and animal trophies,” said Jessie. “Great-Grand Papi and Great-Gram Ruby would understand. Sometimes you just have … Continue reading

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Dead Stop

“Damn, Bill,” said the engineer, as he stared at the man lying face up across the tracts only inches from the grill of the train. “Half a second slower on those brakes and this guy would have been flattened.” The … Continue reading

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The Dream

Wispy apparitions darted behind the columns lining the hallway as Jackie walked, making her shiver. How many times had she walked this path, only to run screaming in terror to the end, blocked by an impenetrable door? How many times … Continue reading

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