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MY LADY JANE, by Cynthia Hand et al

The story: King Edward is dying, and he names Lady Jane Grey as his successor, doing an end run around his sisters Mary and Elizabeth. Only problem for Jane–aside from the fact that she doesn’t actually WANT to be queen–is that she’s going to have to marry Gifford Dudley in order to do it. 98 more words

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The story: Jade–a black girl from the poor northeast side of Portland–is a scholarship student at the expensive, nearly all-white St. Francis school. She’s smart, and talented…and black. 109 more words

Fiction Here & Now

BALCONY ON THE MOON, by Ibtisam Barakat

The story: Ibtisam shares her story of growing up in Palestine in the 1970s-80s, when dreams were real but just about everything else was in short supply. 48 more words

Smart Girls


Howdy-do! Wow. What a disaster. So me and friend waited up the road for her boyfriend to arrive so we could all walk into the beef together, proudly. 12 more words


Valentines, Inspirational Speeches and Pizza.

Howdy-do! I am back for a cheeky daily update. I discovered the stats section on here- yeah I am new, whatever, and its super cool, I have people from the USA, India and Germany visit me. 9 more words



I have stumbled across this incredible speech after watching Jimmy Fallon’s hashtags (yes hours later on Valentines I am still watching YouTube videos alone). This speech really moved me and it makes you think so hard about appreciating what you have. 36 more words