Friday Fictioneers: Finding the MedLab

  “That’s it.” Bea nodded her head toward the gray block building. “That’s the Med-Lab? It looks deserted.” “Most of the staff go to and from using a tunnel system.” Mac studied the windows, but watching for signs of movement was impossible through the opaque glass. “Do you remember when they change shifts?” “No. All…

Friday Fictioneers: Nobody Escapes

  Rain pelted Mac’s head, her shoulders. The stone building would offer some shelter from the storm, despite a crumbling roof and missing door. “Do you think anybody lives here?” Bea peered around the boulder. “No. It’s too run down.” Mac picked her way to the hut, avoiding muddy ground that might capture a footprint. She ducked inside, Bea close…

Book Review: Divergent (Roth)

Divergent © 2011, Veronica Roth Author: Veronica Roth Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books Genre: Young Adult Fiction Subgenre: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Social & Family Values     Synopsis: In a world where people are divided into one of five “factions” based on their predominant trait, standing out is not just discouraged, it’s considered dangerous. All sixteen…

The Way Out (Literary Lion: Gamble)

Mac ducked behind a building. She pressed her back to the cool brick and slid down. Her arms crossed over her knees, shoulders slumped. “Didja find ‘im?” Her head snapped up at the sound of a soft voice. The girl approached, her footsteps silent over the dirt. Twelve, maybe thirteen. Sinewy arms hugged her front,…