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Cast of Wonders 492: Stillwater

• Author: Valerie Kemp
• Narrator: Adam Pracht
• Host: Katherine Inskip
• Audio Producer: Jeremy Carter

"Stillwater" was previously published in the anthology Defy the Dark, Harper Teen, July 2013.

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Nothing ever changes in Stillwater. Nothing. I get up every morning at the crack of dawn, in the blazing heat, and drive our pick-up all over, delivering eggs and milk and whatever else my daddy feels like selling, to the good people of Stillwater, population 413.

I work my way in a circle from the edge of town, where we live, to the center. I endure all the little old ladies who like to pinch my cheek when they tell me, “Why Pruitt Reese, you are becoming more like your daddy every day!” Like that’s a good thing.

Tags:   Adam Pracht, American SF, escape, families, feuds, forgetting, Jeremy Carter, Katherine Inskip, leap of faith, lost time, memories, mystery, prejudice, romance, rural SF, Valerie Kemp, young adult fiction