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P.A. Cornell was born in Chile and raised in Canada, where she now lives her dream of writing speculative fiction full time. She shares her Ontario home with her husband, children and a cat with anger issues. Her fiction has appeared in several anthologies, most recently the forthcoming A Punk Rock Future. She also has stories forthcoming in Galaxy's Edge and Frozen Wavelets. She is a member of SFWA and the Canadian Science Fiction Fantasy Association. Visit pacornell.com.
Published Oct 2, 2018 · 5,547 words (21 minutes) · 256 views
As the smallest kid in seventh grade, Paul is a constant target for bullies. Only in the forest is he left alone, as rumors of monsters keep others from entering. But when bullies begin to brave the woods and threaten his sanctuary, Paul finds himself pushed to his limit...and something else that lies beyond.