Citizen: Part 3

By now, all of you probably know the deal here.  If you missed previous episodes of this series, you can read Part 1 here and Part 2 here.  Okay.  Let’s do this thing.

(Oh, and if you’re new, I’m doing this short story thing once a week.  So yeah.)

Oh, but before I go on, I have a little announcement to make.  A dear friend of mine has just started a blog at this site.  She’s really an awesome person and she’s the one who read this story first.  Trust me, you’ll want to hear what she has to say.  So go there!

Okay, back to the story.

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Citizen: Part 2

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Last week, on Citizen:

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This week, tune in as our protagonist finds out what lies beyond her door!  Which doesn’t sound sinister enough at all!  But still!

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Citizen: Part 1

This is the beginning of that short story I wrote for a recent contest run through Scholastic (I’m still waiting on the results front).  I figured I’d share it on here, since I did make that whole category for stuff I write and there’s barely anything there.  Since this story is sort of long, though, I’m going to cut it down into multiple parts released once a week until we get through it all.

While I’m on the subject, I apologize for not posting yesterday.  I was doing a thing in a place and therefore had neither the time nor the Internet connection to write something suitably witty.

The prompt for this was to write a “dystopian story that depicts a terrifying future”. I don’t know about terrifying, per se, but I think I succeeded at creepy.  You’ll see what I mean.

Please remember that I had to fit the entirety of this story onto four pages, and so some things that would have made the writing better had to be cut to make it all fit.  I haven’t added anything here, either; what you see is what the contest people got.  Therefore, it’s not my best work, but it’s also not my worst, so I’m pretty proud of it, all told.

I hope you like it.

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