Our stories: A wish from the Fountain, In the Name of Art and Love, Commando & The Tasmanian Girl

A wish from the Fountain by Alisia Faust

Stevie is smart–smarter than any other girl in school–and cannot understand why Asher rejects her proposal for a date. Finding herself unusually confused, she travels to the edge of the school to seek advice from Stephanie, the spirit inside a forgotten fountain, but what Stephanie advises is not what Stevie expected.

In the Name of Art and Love by Sylvia Heike

Picture by Cristian Bortes

Ruby has always dreamt of having a love lock. Now with Jack that dream is finally coming true. They hang their love lock to a bridge only to discover most locks stolen soon after. How will Ruby and Jack reconcile with the loss? Meanwhile, Mona would do anything for her artist boyfriend Angelo. This includes boycotting Valentine’s Day and stealing other people’s love locks. But when Angelo only seems to care about his art, Mona comes to question the purpose of the theft they’ve committed and even their whole relationship. Has Angelo’s artistic vision turned into pride?

Kevin N. Murphy
Picture by Kevin N. Murphy

Commando by Willow Becker

It’s Jesse Malvino’s senior year, and, to him, that means only one thing – one last chance to take his struggling band into the spotlight. Fortunately, this year Jesse has a foolproof plan to get his band noticed by a visiting talent scout. But, when an unexpected wardrobe malfunction steals the band’s thunder, it leads to far more exposure than he bargained for.

The Tasmanian Girl by S. Sadedin

Andy’s no nerd, but he does know a thing or two about biology. So he leaps at the chance to help cat-eyed Lili on a science project with her geeky boyfriend Terence. And he’s even more excited when Lili reveals the secret laboratory in her father’s basement, packed with costly equipment and exotic samples. But as the project progresses, Terence seems increasingly unhinged. And there is something odd about these experiments. Even Andy starts to wonder: Lili is their muse, but what exactly is she inspiring them to create, and why?

 

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