The Rules

By ​J.McAuley of Nelson, BC, Canada

… He leaned against the barn door, half in, half out. Deciding. On the barn door was a hand-carved sign: no smoking, no open fire, no alcohol. He had crossed an ocean to escape them, but rules awaited wherever he went. …

Breathing Fire

By ​Ed McManis of Denver, Colorado

It was more cute than ferocious, the science teachers agreed, sniggering as they peeked into the basement lab where the 8th graders had barricaded themselves two days before, stacking the desks against the door.

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