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Marianne walked down Harlow Street and took a deep breath of the fresh air

To the right was the shopping district, a large plaza full of specialty stores, all of them filled with bright and shiny merchandise that the masses loved. Then, they would push farther along, to...

It was the end of the day, and they were about to go out for the last time this year

Mummy turned to the girls. “You’ve got that long drive ahead of you, so now let’s head out, shall we? I want you to have all the fun that you can in the car.”...

Marianne was able to use her time-travel vision to get to the National Science Institute

She stepped onto the National Science Institute, and after a minute of sneaking glances around the street, she was able to use her time-travel vision to get back to the place where she knew...

Marianne wanted to prove to the people who had known about The Quasar that she was not a fraud

She was not a time-traveler, but she had used her abilities to find out things about the world she was visiting. She had observed the world around her when she was on The Quasar....

When you get tired of your own body, you just get out there and look for other animals

The ground is no good though. The road was created to be a surface for vehicles to roll on. It should be some kind of flat surface; a single flat surface to roll over....

In our series of letters from African-American journalists, novelist and writer Paula Hawkins looks at the power of words

I can feel the blood pumping through my veins and up my arms as I work away. I have a goal in mind. I can't see very well with my eyes shut. I know...

I’ve been trying to break up the pavement for days

I guess I should be excited at my first attempt at breaking up an asphalt surface. It will take me until dawn of the next sun cycle to finish the pavement. Then it will...

Marianne stood on the steps of the National Science Institute and took a deep breath

She could already feel the pull to the National Science Institute. It was a familiar place- a place she could spend eternity in. Perhaps she could even go through her days not in her...

The farmer walked to the back of the crowd

The band was wrapping up, and a tall man with a black bandana over his forehead stood up and began to shout orders. He shouted over the band’s music, “No more beers! No more...

This is the full moon

The full moon comes around every 26 days. Most people don't see it because it can only be seen when the moon is full, but you should see it all the time. It means...

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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...