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Chapter 6: The portal

Hours had passed by the time Peter and the Frumpus had moved all the boxes and put the bed together. It was still dark outside, but their eyes had adjusted since Peter was too afraid to turn his light on and alert mother, although he suspected after all his yelling that she had already left for her shift. 401 more words


Chapter 5: Frumpus

“Whoever is in there needs to come out right now!” Peter squeaked.

Nothing made a sound.

“I’m warning you! I have a …” he looked around and found a plate of food Mother had left him. 1,300 more words


Chapter 4. Monsters

In Peter’s dream he was running from a giant monster with big googly eyes and crooked yellow teeth that was trying to gobble him up. The monster sprung from beneath his bed and had chased him out of his bedroom into the dark city. 514 more words


Chapter 3. Into the City

It was a few weeks before mother had saved enough to get an apartment for Peter and herself. By this time he had become quite a different person. 1,249 more words


The Play Mate | Kendall Ryan

His best friend’s little sister is all grown up … and ready to playin a whole new way. Smith Hamilton has it all—he’s smart, good-looking and loaded. 487 more words


Evie Wyld's All the Birds, Singing

Evie Wyld, All the Birds, Singing (Vintage 2013)

My copy of All the Birds, Singing announces on the cover that it won the Miles Franklin Award in 2014. 398 more words



Alan Mathison Turing OBE FRS (/ ˈ tj ʊər ɪ ŋ /; 23 June 1912 – 7 June 1954) was an English computer scientist, mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst Alternately pedagogical and romantic, Turing (A Novel about Computation) should appeal both to students and professionals who want a clear and entertaining account of the development of computation and to the general reader who enjoys novels of ideas. 385 more words