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The editors of Writer's Digest are happy to percentage with you the successful entries in each one type of the eightieth Annual Writer's Digest Writing pageant, in addition to the Grand Prize-winning tale, Boy Witch, via John T. Biggs.

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I’m definitely not eager for another game of catch. “Ha ha,” he replies weakly. He straightens himself up in the bed, rubbing his brow. ” I frown. “Here at the hospital, or here in the room? ” He rolls his eyes. ” “You say that like I’m a delinquent! ” He raises a hand. “Stop. ” I ask. I can’t imagine he means saying goodbye. “Start this,” he says again. He turns to me, and I can see he really does intend on having a serious conversation. His eyes are red, and I have to try my hardest to retain eye contact with him.

Everything was unofficial and done with the best intentions and without asking the locals what they thought. That’s how white people did things on the Reservation. Some good came of it anyway. Now Queenie belonged to Danny Riley. The wolf did what Danny wanted without ever being told; followed some kind of secret witch language made up of scents and gestures. Today, she’d wait outside the Circle K, so blended with the desert no one would see her until she moved and she wouldn’t do that until the time was exactly right.

There are hysterical mothers in here! ” he said. I stand up now, staring at him with a grim face. ” I ask. I’m so tired I could topple over any minute, but I find my footing somehow. “Philly,” he says, his voice only semi-serious. ” I glare at him a moment for using that detestable nickname, and follow him into the room near the back of the building. This is where we house the patients that just happen to wander, in daze or fright, to the nearest hospital; the patients who aren’t soldiers. Instantly, I see him.

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