After weeks of waiting, Dan is finally able to be in the live audience of his favorite show. His seat is near the top of the bleachers, but the huge screens and the atmosphere are worth it. It should be a normal episode, yet as Dan watches the contestants he sees some discrepancies. One girl in particular stands out. Normally he wouldn’t have noticed her, but he becomes convinced that the show plans to kill her. Yet what can he do from way up in the stands and who would listen to him if he tried. The Stadium is slightly futuristic, but has a contemporary feel. Also included is the first chapter of The White Lilac, a YA dystopian sci-fi.
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The assassination of Mahatma Gandhi on 30 January 1948 was a declaration of war and a statement of intent. For the forces who conspired in the killing, the act was a declaration of war against the secular, democratic Indian state and all those who stood to affirm these principles, as well as an announcement of a lasting commitment to India as a…