The Junction
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The Junction

The Olympian

By Stephen M. Tomic

She was a physical specimen, so gifted and so fast that some speculated scientists had made her in a lab. She never juiced or cheated, but she had feet like flippers and muscular shoulders the size of small boulders. Her childhood dream was to become an Olympic champion someday.

Nothing would stand in her way. She begged her parents to spend hours at the community pool. There, she…

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