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by Shaams Nur | Grade 9 | Scholastic 2019 Short Story Silver Key

You crouch with your back against that new curb, listening to grunts as neon streaks fly, keeping score for your teammates, your arms around your knees. But as you watch Maxwell toss the tennis ball a little too gracefully and hit a serve onto the deuce side of the court, you grow sick with envy and isolation. You place both palms onto the…



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Shaams Nur

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