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Forty-Five Pounds

by Shaams Nur | Grade 11 | Scholastic 2022 | Short Story | Silver Key

Tyler’s gray eyes lock onto you as you grip the barbell, preparing to bench press. Gloria Gaynor’s I Will Survive starts to blast through your headphones, cueing the start of your set.

Shoulders back, chest up, back arched — push.



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Shaams Nur

Sophomore at Hoover High School | Creative writer | Founder of HooverCamp |