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The First Pirate by Brianna Allen

Pilikia was a beautiful sixteen year old girl with long thick dark brown hair and ocean blue eyes. Pilikia fell in love with an eighteen year old man named Pau. She met him one night while she was walking along the breezy shores of Hana, Hawaii. As she stared at the ground kicking the warm… Continue reading The First Pirate by Brianna Allen

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Transformation by Aubree Guymon

Eathelin was trapped in the midst of a vicious whirlpool. She rowed and struggled with all of her strength, but the swirling vortex was much too powerful. At any given moment, she would be sucked down into an endless abyss. The tang of the saltwater entered her nostrils as she was pulled to the center… Continue reading Transformation by Aubree Guymon

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The Phantom’s Eye in the Deep by Anna Eyre

Swords clashing. Cannons firing. Fire blazing. I rush down into the cargo hold and push aside barrels of rum and leftover gunpowder. Tripping over a pile of rope I stumble back onto my feet and glance out the nearest porthole. Seeing another enemy ship approach us from the port side, I pull out my spyglass… Continue reading The Phantom’s Eye in the Deep by Anna Eyre

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The Duck and the Sea Dragon by Avie Eichelberger

The night seemed fully normal. If a man were to walk by the ocean would have noticed the light of the full moon dancing on the water, the scent of a salty ocean breeze, the sound of crashing waves. No, nothing would seem out of the ordinary in this seaside scene. But if the man… Continue reading The Duck and the Sea Dragon by Avie Eichelberger

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Through a Sheet of Ice by Allison Williams

There once was a time when humans knew about the Mer-Folk. They worked together once and all was well. Then the freeze came. Slowly, as though by magic, every body of water froze over, it started from the shore line slowly creeping in towards the center, eight inches thick all the way through, and it… Continue reading Through a Sheet of Ice by Allison Williams

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The Passage of the Hemingway by Nate Cunningham

The ACS Wyvern. A starship of majesty and imposing power. The crown jewel of the Armada. Her bullet-shaped body - the prime example of the top-of-the-line Xerxes class - carries the best weapons, the best shields, the best crew. Her captain, the galaxy-renowned James Johnston, is a veteran of many large battles, including Harm's Way,… Continue reading The Passage of the Hemingway by Nate Cunningham

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Essence of Mercy by Trenton Morrison

Part 1 Black and White Caia sat, content for the moment. She was in a bay on the upper half of Polren, open to the Lerene Ocean. The sun reflected the glistening ocean into her eyes. It was annoying, but she had grown use to all of the peculiarities of the sea, including the cold… Continue reading Essence of Mercy by Trenton Morrison

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Band of Misfits Book Launch Party

We’re so thrilled to announce our TABC anthology launch party the night before Teen Author Boot Camp! And not only will we get to celebrate the anthology and its 26 brilliant authors, but with the combined magic of The King’s English, The Provo Library, and Teen Author Boot Camp, our amazing authors will be rubbing… Continue reading Band of Misfits Book Launch Party

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The Game of the Name by Darby Karchut

What’s in a name? Well, a lot, actually. The perfect names expand your imaginary universe and can help establish your characters and their world right from the get-go, which is a big ol’ bucket of help when writing a short story. Here are five things to think about when choosing names for your characters: Respect… Continue reading The Game of the Name by Darby Karchut

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5 Tips for a Stronger Short Story by Leigh Statham

Leigh Statham is the perfect author to talk about short stories because, in addition to being a prolific short story writer and award-winning author, she's the founder and editor of a successful short story magazine. So, here's Leigh, talking about common problems she sees in short story submissions, and the top 5 things YOU can… Continue reading 5 Tips for a Stronger Short Story by Leigh Statham