The fighter pilot with the callsign Spice was new to the team and, although all her credentials assured that she was not, indeed, new to space fighting as a concept or a skill, still the team had to be reassured.
Fancy Dresses, long lingering kisses, awkward moments with your friends, bullies… Prom!
Anton had figured he didn’t have a chance.
He was new to Hieder Hill High, he wasn’t one of the popular kids – was the new guy ever the popular guy? – his family wasn’t rich or even that well-off, and he didn’t dress like or act like the popular guys.
I live! It’s been a hell of a month. But here I am.
This story originally posted June 4, 2011.
He came to the school in autumn, once the crops were in. They’d gone back to old habits and old practices in the Academy, as in so much of the world, knowing that the old existed and had survived for so long for a reason.