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Scottie McKeel in The Race is On: Part 1

By Phaedra Mintun Scottie leaned back, hammocked in the rigging, watching the massive city grow from a gray scab in the distance into a skyline of shoe boxes split by a brown ribbon of river as they approached. The soot … Continue reading

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Out of the Blue, Sven Flury

By Phaedra Mintun "I can't believe Sven Flury is taking you to the Welcome Spring picnic!" Gisele squealed for the hundredth time that morning. Her short fingers reached over Greta's shoulder and plucked a ribbon loose from the pile on … Continue reading

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Scottie McKeel is In for a Shock: Part 4

By Phaedra Mintun Scottie and S'more rushed forward. "What happened?" Edwin grunted, transferring Rick's heavily muscled body into S'more's thick arms. "He fell off the roof of the forge." "What was he doin' up there?" Scottie asked. Edwin shook out … Continue reading

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Scottie McKeel is In for a Shock: Part 3

By Phaedra Mintun Scottie stood on the porch, huffing to regain his breath. S'more leaned his poundage on the step's railing, with Rick sitting on the step below him, staring back along the path toward the forge. They had run … Continue reading

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Scottie McKeel is In for a Shock: Part 2

By Phaedra Mintun Scottie stayed low to the ground, watching in horror as the goliath stomped toward the door to the laboratory. Seeing the back of the machine for the first time, Scottie understood the indentations he had seen in … Continue reading

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