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The Trials: A Day In Austin’s Life

Art by a City student. Learn more about having your art featured at thecityvoice.org/contribute. Today’s gonna be long, I thought as I checked the cupboards. I’m going to have to get more food. With a sigh, I went to the closet and grabbed the brown game bag, swinging it over my shoulder. Then I got my knives’ belt and strapped […]

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The Trials: A Day in Milo’s Life

Moonlight streamed through a window of the martial arts school as I slowly moved through the Defense Forms. My body flowed smoothly, muscle memory aiding me. When I went through the last move, I sighed. I would be better with a sparring partner, I thought wistfully. “Good form,” a light voice said behind me. I whirled, fists raised. A boy, […]

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The Trials: A Day in Kenna’s Life

Illustration by a City student. Earn CAS hours for your art at thecityvoice.org/contribute. Typically, I wake up before my father. I dress in my brown leather clothes, eat breakfast, and head to the martial arts building for teaching — since I’ve learned and mastered everything before age 11. After teaching for the day, I go home and have supper with […]

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The Trials: Characters

Characters Kenna-Long blond-haired 6’5” 13 year old female. Tan skin. Green eyes.  ~ Weapon- Martial Arts, staff  Weakness- empathy ~Strength- Battle Austin-Brown-haired 5’9” 13.25 year old male. Olive skin. Blue eyes.  ~ Weapon- Throwing Objects  ~ Weakness- Injuries ~ Strength- Aim Milo-Black-haired 6’1” 13.5 year old male. Dark skin. Brown eyes.  ~Weapon- surprise, short-distance combat, crossbow ~ Weakness- Anger ~ […]

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The Trials: Prologue

From Apprentice They came when dark had fallen. Stealthy as shadows; they were upon us before we knew it. It was two against three, and we could’ve easily won if the girl wasn’t a magnificent fighter. And if the archer hadn’t cut us down. We were all shot in a leg or arm, knocked unconscious and wakened in an abandoned […]

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Introducing The Trials; An Original Novel

The Trials have been a part of New Australia’s life since the 26 towns ~ named alphabetically ~ were made. Each half year -six months- two randomly chosen towns offer 3 children to go through these mysterious, unknown “tests.” Why are they so unpopular? No kid has come out alive. The number of the letter is critical, if they are […]

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Write Fiction With The City Voice

We read books to find out who we are. What other people, real or imaginary, do and think and feel – or have done and thought and felt; or might do and think and feel – is an essential guide to our understanding of what we ourselves are and may become. Ursula K. Le Guin This week The City Voice […]