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    Shooting Stars – Allison Rushby

    “I crouch behind some thick green shrubbery to do my final check. Sunglasses camera, check. Fake iPod camera, check. Real camera (I pat my backpack to make sure), check. That’s it, then; I’m ready to go. With a silent it’s-gunna-be-a-long-night sigh, I reach forward and push the shrubbery aside so I can peer through. The paparazzi are there, lying in wait, like vultures.” Jo, or Zo Jo, as she’s known in the biz, is a member of the paparazzi. She is a vulture, but she goes about it different ways. At 16 she’s small, she can make herself look younger, passing for 11 or 12, and she uses this to…