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    Weirdos Vs Quimboids – Natasha Desbough

    ‘‘Felix Winters looks so HOT in a tuxedo,’ I whispered. His bum cheeks are like two orbs of wonder. ‘Could a boy be any more perfect?’ ‘It would take a brave girl to attempt to prise him away from Fiona’s claws,’ Petrina replied from behind me. ‘Look at her with her leg cocked up against his thigh. She’s like a dog marking its territory on a lamp post.’ ‘One day he’ll realise how shallow she really is,’ I sighed, knowing that this would never really happen. ‘Oooh look! Toby’s undoing his shirt!’ Petrina shoved me roughly out of the way so that she could get a better look at the…

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    This Song Will Save Your Life – Leila Sales

    “You think it’s so easy to change yourself.  You think it’s so easy, but it’s not.  What do you think it takes to reinvent yourself as an all-new person, a person who makes sense, who belongs? Do you change your clothes, your hair, your face? Go on, then. Do it. Pierce your ears, trim your fringe, buy a new bag. they will still see past that, see you, the girl who is still too scared, still too smart for her own good, still a beat behind, still, always, wrong. Change all you want; you can’t change that.  I know because I tried.”   Elise has always been unpopular. It was…

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    Drummer Girl – Bridget Tyler

    “Lucy Gosling had imagined a lot of different ways that her friendship with Harper McKenzie might end. One of them had involved Harper being locked up in the Tower of London for the crime of being the most heinous bitch that Britain had ever seen. Another had involved Lucy using her drumstick in a way that would have impressed a ninja. None of them had involved finding Harper’s dead body in a swimming pool in LA.” When five schoolgirls get together to start a bit at Harper McKenzie’s suggestion, they have no idea just how far they are going to make it. Tryouts for popular reality TV show Project Next…

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    I Wanna be Your Joey Ramone – Stephanie Kuehnert

    “Altars. Saviours. Rock ‘n’ roll. I braved my fear of spiders, dust plumes as thick as L.A. smog, and the stench of dog piss that the last owner of the house had let permeate the basement to tirelessly search my father’s record collection for my next holy grail.  Emily Black was destined to be a rock star from the moment she was conceived. She had the name and grew up with the attitude, and she had music in her blood. When she was just four months old her mother left her and her father to follow the music and never returned. During Emily’s teenage years she embraced the music, going…

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    The Punk Ethic – Timothy Decker

    “April 2 My alarm clock went off at 7:00 I stared at it. ‘April is the cruelest month,’ what horrible crap. Boring ass Monday is the cruelest days, that’s more accurate. Despite being completely exhausted, I started cramming stuff into my gig bag by order of importance.” Back to music, what are songs anyway? They’re crappy little stories. And there are two kinds: the whiny confession. Which suck. And the fictional story. Which suck. All this strumming and singing is a waste. I’m tired of wasting time. I don’t want to tell anybody anything about me. That’s stupid. I don’t want to invent some story. I don’t want to be…

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    Static – Tawny Stokes

    “You belong to me… I own you… The hypnotic timbre of Thane’s voice surged through my body making me tingle all over. Like a rush of heroin injected into my vein, soothing me, exciting me, I was completely and utterly hooked.” Salem has spent the summer following Malice around on tour with her best friend Chloe. This last show before schools starts again is in her home town and Salem has decided to give it up, her virginity that is. She wants to lose it to someone special and has decided to get into the after show party and seduce Thane – the bands lead singer. Salem takes on more…