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Tommy’s mission was to escape from the waking world

He needed to figure out a way to get back to his own body, so that he could complete his mission without having to go through the motions of a waking life. There was...

Tommy LaFontaine would think about all the things that had gone wrong in his life

But then he'd think about his parents. They had told him that they'd made everything okay. That they weren't really mean to him, that they loved him. And then that last night, when they'd...

In this article, I’m going to be looking at the world that Dewey grew up in, the world that Tommy grew up in, the...

Dewey Decimal is a perfect example of what the world wants in life. In reality, he's not allowed to live the way that he wants to. He has to be maintained and manipulated, or...

She was not made of wood and stone

She was not made of wood and stone. She was made of love; and she loved well, with a love so deep that it felt like a pulse, beating the warm and fragrant air,...

Tommy LaFontaine lived in a world where books read people

To escape the world that Tommy lived in, he had to find another place, and that's where he found the perfect escape. In the library, Tom searched for entries that would help him to...

Tommy lay back on his bed, his arms folded across his chest

"Tommy! Wake up!" "What?" he grumbled. He opened his eyes to see a pretty girl. She had long, blond hair. She was wearing a white sleeveless top with the outline of a heart on...

It was the first day of school, and I was sitting on the floor next to a clerk

I’m not sure how much time passed as I gazed at her, watching her work the custody list for the next week, checking off the names as she was asked to do so –...

In our series of letters from African-American journalists, film-maker and columnist Sharmila Tagore reflects on her decision to leave her Christian faith

The first time this happened happened in college. I was taking a class that required us to write or read a short paper on something that we wanted to do with our lives. I...

I’ve been thinking a lot about awakening

This is how it is when a new sensation begins to take over the body. It’s a sort of spiritual awakening, as if you have awoken from a dream into a new world. It’s...

Tommy didn’t think he would ever be able to leave this world

But that's what he had been given. And since he didn't know when the projecting consciousness would let him go, he decided to hold onto it. Until he had a chance to find out...

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Tommy’s mission was to escape from the waking world

He needed to figure out a way to get back to his own body, so that he could complete his mission without having to go through the motions of a waking life. There was...

Beth stood atop the headland, watching the waves crash gently onto the ocean, feeling suddenly as if she was being pulled away from herself,...

Yet as she gazed out into an ocean that seemed to beckon as an unknown singer sang a song of longing, Beth felt suddenly as if she had been the one to place the...

The green eyes looked at Danielle, and then at the knight

“Sorry,” Danielle said, as she saw the last of the needles float out of sight, and the wall in front of the knight collapsed. She looked back down at the green eyes. “Is it...