Tales From the Trenches

Title: Tales From the Trenches
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Pages: 123
Publication Date: 18/11/2021

Nobody ever said high school was boring — or easy.

Everyone searches for their place — some do their best to fit in, others thrive in standing out.

From new-kid status to dealing with bullies and impossible parents, from coming face-to-face with weird Martians to being accused of murder on the very first day of school, the high school years are... unforgettable.

Tales From the Trenches is a collection of five Young Adult short stories across genres: First Impressions, Unexpected Consequences, The Lucia Crown, Let Them Eat Cake, and The Art of Pretending.


First Impressions

Title: First Impressions
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Pages: 19

Being the new girl in school is never fun.

I’m used to it, though. Spotting potential new friends, identifying the cliques to avoid, figuring out the school’s layout... Been there, done that.

Being accused of murder before the first class even starts? That’s new.



The Lucia Crown

Title: The Lucia Crown
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Pages: 22

I don't scare easily. When my friends and classmates freak out, I stay calm, cool, and collected.

But when it comes to the Lucia Crown, I’m terrified. I’ve never wanted anything more than to be Saint Lucia at the concert, leading the choir through the school gym while wearing the coveted crown of candles.

We're going to vote on it. Sounds easy enough, right? But when the voters are unpredictable teens, nothing is easy.