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    Never Ending – Martyn Bedford

    “Waking in the dark chill before dawn, she imagined her first glimpse of the swimming pool, shimming at their journey’s end.  The sun soaking honey-coated heat into her skin as she stands at the water’s edge.  Liquid light unfurling before her. Blue and white and silver and gold.  She imagined diving in.” Kyritos was meant to be Shiv’s best family holiday. But when tragedy hits in the glorious sun of the Greek island, it hits Shiv harder than anyone else. She knows she’s to blame and knows that the best place for her now is the Korsakoff Clinic where she can face the truth about her brother’s death. The unconventional…

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    Between the Lives – Jessica Shirvington

    “I am a liar.  Not compulsive.  Simply required.  I am two people. Neither better than the other, no superpowers, no mystical destinies, no two-places-in-one-time mechanism – but two people. Different in ways fundamental, even though at the most basic level I look the same. My physical attributes, my memory and my name follow me. For the past eighteen years, everything else, everything, about me is different.”  Every 24 hours Sabine shifts into a different life. In one she has a perfect boyfriend, perfect grades a what would seem like the perfect, all-american life. In the other she is viewed as a reckless delinquent by most, with only her little sister…

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    Heart Shaped Bruise – Tanya Byrne

    “Last year, the psychiatric unit of Archway Young Offenders Institution was closed. A notebook was found in one of the rooms. It’s contents are as follows…” Emily Koll is in Archway Young Offenders Psychiatric unit. She knows why she’s there but she doesn’t want to talk about it, no matter how much Doctor Gilyard does. What starts out as a task for Emily, set by Doctor G, evolves and becomes an explanation, a notebook left for the next person who finds themselves in the situation Emily is in, but not that exact situation, no, hopefully not.  *** Wow. What a story. Heart Shaped Bruise, grabs you right from the start,…