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On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness

Nine years ago, the free land of Skree was conquered by the Fangs of Gnag the Nameless. The people of Skree were still free – as long as they were in their homes by midnight, didn’t have weapons, didn’t complain when neighbors disappeared … 40 more words



Theodora didn’t apply to the Space Academy. In fact, she stunned the entire school when she asked the recruiter why anybody in their right mind would want to go. 21 more words


Middle School Reading Activity

Middle School should come with a warning label and a set of instructions–but it doesn’t. I know there are kids who sail right through without a moment of angst–I just have never met these kids. 633 more words


The Stars are Ours!

As Kimber explains to Dard, the first Pax dictator “wanted to force his pattern for living on everyone else, for their own good, of course.” What develops is a brutal dictatorship. 26 more words


A Dark Traveling

Those of the darkband worlds have no scruples about conquering and exploiting people of parallel worlds. Jim is a nascent shapechanger, while his sister Becky is a sorceress and his foster brother Barry is a trained assassin. 21 more words


The Red Umbrella

Lucía wants to believe the things the newspapers claim about the revolution in Cuba: change, share the wealth, all will be fair and equal. But what she experiences does not match the promises she reads. 75 more words


Trouble on Titan

If the Titan colonists object to how they are treated, the Earth government can stop sending supplies. Tuck Benedict, of Earth, and David Torm, of Titan, form an unlikely friendship amidst the hostility and rebellion. 16 more words