The internet can be a dangerous place sometimes. Chat rooms can be perilous. Sixteen year-old Woody Fields finds out too late just how sinister a place they can be when he begins chatting online with another mysterious boy.
Forced to grow up quicker than most teenagers at eighteen Joshua is far more independent that anyone else his age. What if there is an irreparable rift between the one person who is supposed to understand you the most...your twin? Josh and Joe are completely identical but are different in every way possible. Joe is on a football scholarship and very popular with an amazing girlfriend. Josh is more reserved, throws himself into work to avoid his twin and the growing anxiety that he will never fill this void that's weighing him down.
Ashton is exiled to the middle of nowhere when his stepdad gets a promotion. Boring, small town life is not how he expected his senior year of high school to go. He's got plans though. His eighteenth birthday means the release of the trust his dad set up before he died. As soon as he gets his diploma, he's gonna split. Just him, his car, and his camera. He'll take pictures of everything, everywhere. Make a life on his terms and no one else's.
Arthur Hedlund is enjoying a stock option funded retirement from one of the tech companies in the Seattle metro area. He has a nice home on acreage outside the small town of Georges, Washington, he’s doing something he always desired which is learning how to play the guitar, and he’s looking forward to the recording of the EP his music school will give him. Then one evening after his guitar lesson he goes to a jazz club owned by an old friend in the town of Three Forks and meets a thirteen-year-old boy who will soon occupy a special place in his heart.
To Sirius it was sometimes a joke, sometimes not. Mostly it seemed that it was, which was why Remus began to long for something else, someone sincere who would understand him and not deny him, and he found that person where he least expected it. Remus/Sirius, Remus/Severus, MWPP
Asher and Seth, two teens in New York City, just met on Halloween, but already they've discovered a shared passion for Star Trek and Classical Jazz. When they discover that neither has a place to go for Thanksgiving, they decide to create a traditional Thanksgiving feast together for themselves and some friends. What could possibly go wrong?
For ten years Christopher Michaels had been doing research on sending information back in time. On the eve of September 11, 2001, he was forced to come out to his wife and son, but that paled in comparison to the dream he had that night. At first he laughed it off, but what if the dream was real? Little did he know when he contacted his boss that history would change. Not only would the Russians, Chinese and terrorists stop at nothing to get their hands on Chris and his time tunnel technology, but the very fabric of time itself would start to unravel.
This story was written as an addition to the Sanitaria Springs series of stories. Those are stories written by Dabeagle and other authors who he invited to contribute. They are about events in the lives of several teen boys who live in the fictional town of Sanitaria Springs in New York State. The stories are interwoven and this particular story picks up on a character first met in a story titled 'Without A Trace.'
I do not think it is essential to read that story before reading this tale as I believe there is sufficient 'back story' here to enable this one to stand alone, but feel free to do so.
Alex Walker is your average Kid, he loves computers and conspiracy theories. One bright Saturday he and his brother are wrenched from their normal lives and hidden in an underground bunker for six months. Alex must find out why he and the other children have been put down and survive to emerge from the bunker.
Fifteen-year-old Buddy is fascinated by Native Americans and their culture, and he wants to become a "real Indian". He first learns that he has an Indian spirit, and then sets out on a path of discovery. He learns about Native American traditions and skills with the help of his new Native American brothers, and eventually with the help of his spirit guide. He discovers that he has supernatural powers. Eventually, he has an experience that makes him truly and permanently a Native American.
When fourteen-year-old Daniel and his mother are kicked out by his stepfather, they have to move to a housing estate in a different part of town, and Daniel has to change schools. He has a hard time making friends, and it only gets worse when one of his classmates takes a rather unhealthy interest in him. His only comfort, to his great surprise, turns out to be the last person he could have expected; the popular and gorgeous Michael Storm.
After failing his exams, Nick has dropped out of college and is working part time at a supermarket. With just his music to sustain him emotionally, he turns to other means to help him cope. Dave returns to Dorcrest Independent College to complete is A-levels, and is trying to move on with his life, but that's not so easy when he has such a hard time letting go.
Left to give out candy in his penthouse apartment, Seth can't even go trick-or-treating this year. Making the best of it, he dresses up as an obscure Star Trek character that no one will recognize. Asher has become a bit of a loner since starting high school. With no parties to go to, he dresses up and goes trick-or-treating in New York City high-rise. A passionate fan of the Star Trek series, he comes to a certain penthouse and is greeted by a boy dressed as Captain Kirk's son. 5 hours later, several bags of candy consumed and every possible Star Trek topic discussed, he was no longer alone.
Charlie and Kippy and friends are off on another Halloween adventure...this time taking it to the farthest reaches of space and time, and enjoying themselves, mostly, when they aren't being shot at or chased by bad guys!