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TravisIt had been another long day at school for Travis Welker. The fifteen year old had heard the horror stories about high school but hed never really believed them. Hed been sailing through school without much effort in junior high, but had been crashing and burning in high school. The teachers were stricter, the work was harder, and he didnt have nearly as good a studying technique as he should have. All of this combined to make a hellish experience out of what is supposed to be the best years of his life. The best thing about high school was his two best friends, Henry, and Jennifer. They had been friends ever since the third grade when they had first met. Henry was the smart one of the group and had been shy as a kid, so he didnt make friends easily. It didnt help that he had just been transferred from a school that was in a completely different part of town after his parents had moved. Instead of taking the bus to his old school, his parents thought it wo
The Parlour IncidentOne day in July, I believe it was, I found myself sitting with several acquaintances in Christopher's parlour. It was one of those deliciously lazy afternoons which only the summer in her full glory can bring. The room had a wan, listless light to it, relaxing the other guests and myself as we languidly chatted over tea and crumpets. The air was also sluggishly heavy, dulling the senses to a slowly-blended calm engendered by the heat of St. Othniel's southerly climate.
At length, after much stimulating conversation, Christopher stood, producing a book of sheet music.
"What do you all say to a bit of music?" he asked.
"Certainly," I answered.
"Oh yes, please do darling!" Tabitha exclaimed, "he's quite the maestro."
Christopher laughed, shaking his head.
"Now, now love, I'd not go that far."
He strode over to the piano as the other guests urged him on. Ida entered the room bearing a merrily steaming teapot and more crumpets.
"More tea sirs?" she inquired, shooting sideways glances at her
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