City One by Alan Frackelton

| Friday, October 14, 2011
Today's Tune: White Knuckles

In the spirit of spreading the word about my fellow YA authors who are immensely talented by sadly underrated, I will direct you to the following short story by Alan Frackelton.

City One

Here's an excerpt:

“… But Cassie and Jo and Quiet One would not know until they woke the next morning that Thomas had dreamt of their darkness, even as they dreamt of his. Cassie crawling on hands and knees through smoke black as night blinding choking and everywhere seething heat and laughter, bones and screams; Jo sitting alone in a room filled with corpses, her beautiful dolls bleeding sawdust and stuffing from wounds too numerous to count, their fragile porcelain faces caved in or crushed by soldier’s boots; Quiet One floating in Light, surrounded by the music of Demons, trained by fists and leather and the glowing tips of cigars to never never never tell. Thomas saw it all, joined Cassie and Jo and Quiet One in the dark places where they only ever went in dreams.”

Seriously, I can't get over how much I loved this story. Also, you should check out Scape in general. They're looking to be a promising YA e-zine. The stories in the first issue are all impressive.

Enjoy the story and have an awesome Friday!


{ kirstenlopresti } at: October 14, 2011 at 7:00 AM said...

I've never heard of this magazine. I'll check it out.

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