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    Are We There Yet? – David Levithan

    “The phone rings at an ungodly hour. Elijah looks at the blur of his clock as he reaches for the sound. Eleven in the morning on a Saturday. Who can be calling him at eleven in the morning on a Saturday? Cal, his best friend, stirs from somewhere on the floor. Elijah picks up the phone an murmurs a greeting.  ‘Oh goodness, did I wake you?’ Elijah’s mother asks, her voice so much louder than the dream he’d been having.  ‘No, no,’ he says, disguising his own voice to sound awake. ‘Not at all.’ ‘Good, because I have some great news for you… ‘“ It’s safe to say that the…

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    Heroic – Phil Earle

    “Talk is cheap, which explains a lot. Explains why every day of my life has been a shouting match, why, even with the phone help away from my ear, all I could hear was banter. White noise.  We might not have the money for much else, but we can always afford an argument.” Sonny and Jamm are brothers, Jamm has spent his entire life on the look out for Sonny, who tends to live in the moment. But when Jamm is in Afghanistan and Sonny has to fend for himself a bit more. Jamm returns home on leave and instantly Sonny is aware that there is a change in him.…

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    15 Days Without a Head – Dave Cousins

    “The front door slams. Mum’s back. It sounds like a dead body hitting the ground as she dumps her stuff in the hall and goes straight to the kitchen. I hear the thud of a bottle on the table, the crack of the cap, then the slow glug as liquid spills into a glass.” Laurence knows his mum has a problem, but he does the best he can to make sure life isn’t too bad for him and six year old Jay. today is Tuesday, and his mum is in her happy hour, that one hour of good drunk when she will humour Jay and not shout at Laurence, but…