Interplanetary Risk Management and Other Reasons to Quit Cheerleading
Her species procreates through a sacred sermonic skin grafting ritual, but the idea of sex with a teenage human male she found truly grotesque.
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air-quoteborn in 2003.
How was school today, Emma Claire?
[drawing a slow breath] Fine.
Okay . . .
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Friend (noun): a person attached to another by feelings of affection or personal regard. ((Spatial Proximity + Relative Interest(s)) x Time Spent)
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An image blipped in Emma Claire’s mind: a corn stalk tassel woven in the golden strands of Tammy Tonya’s hair, just above her ear.
Tammy Tonya’s brow darted inward, her sadness swiped to anger with theatrical precision. She punched open the door and did not look back again.
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Don’t worry, Nurse Tammy has the cure!
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She was overcome with a sudden belief that such a small gesture could televaporate whatever had come between them with sonic-boom-like force.
Tammy Tonya’s gaze fixed ahead. Emma Claire reached over to her, her hand gliding through the space between them, and just as she was about to make contact, a white, astral light poured in from behind, startling them both.
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