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Mind Sync

  The target.  She reached out with her mind and read his thoughts.  Yes, that was him.  Jade plunged deep, deep into his mind until she was in sync with him.  Then she made the now all-too-familiar twist.  From where she was hiding on the rooftop, Jade felt the man’s death.  The next moment, she […]

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A Christmas to Remember

First published in The Carillon, Thursday, December 22 It was Christmas Eve.  Snow was blowing outside but, inside, Christmas carols played and a fire burned cheerily in the hearth.  Lydia and Jon, the mother and father of the family, were together in the kitchen.  Lydia took the last batch of Christmas goodies out of the […]

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Flying Right

Jordan Powel flew through the air in the cafeteria directly into a large metal pot, sending macaroni everywhere as the pot reverberated with a gong.  The 13-year-old boy rubbed his head fiercely, stood up and then quickly gathered the lunch fare onto a tray: macaroni, chocolate milk and banana pudding for desert. “I think the […]

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Research Project – Mira Kadia

Tyra scanned through the documents on the archaic Library computer.  It was too bad history had become unimportant to her culture.  Records were scattered.  Information was hard to find.  Her school project was to research a historical figure of about the same age and write a report about that person’s life.  Tyra, being 17, had […]

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Mail Order

By the light of the purple moon that shone in though the window, Darcy hurriedly ate the day-old pizza.  He couldn’t be late!  Shoving the rest into his mouth, he grabbed his keys and pushed open the door.  He’d been waiting so long; now, finally, the package would arrive from Earth.  Ten years he had […]

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Mirror

I was working as a scientific researcher in Northern Canada.  We had a very small team of scientists and I was honored to be one of the few women selected to work there.  It was very cold at that altitude.  Outside the outpost was snow, blowing snow and ice, everywhere. One day in October, there […]

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That Nose!

I looked into the mirror again.  Straight brown hair.  Brown eyes.  And that nose… so big…so ugly. My phone buzzed in my pocket.  It was the alarm clock app.  I pulled it out and tapped it, resetting the timer, then shoved my phone back into my pocket.  Time for my next dose of spinach. I […]

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The Find

As she waited in the almost total darkness, she wondered again why she had agreed to this.  They said the house was haunted.  Janine knew it wasn’t.  Why did she have to prove it?  Yes, the house belonged to her family and yes, someone had been murdered in it, but why on earth did she […]

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The Rose

Long ago there was a great king named Kel who had power not of this world. He was good and kind. Great love burned in his heart. Kel lived in a barren place. There were no trees, no grass.. no water. He was all alone. He wanted to take care of something and to make […]

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Water

Half-laughing, half crying, she held her chocolated new-born.. Cocoa and water soaked into her flower print dress. “Horace, you grabbed the wrong tin from the pantry shelf. That wasn’t mustard powder.” The only known cure for seizures in Manitou, in 1915:  dip the baby in tepid water, with a sprinkle of mustard powder. This ‘cure’ […]

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