Nowhere to Hide

  • CHAPTER 1

  • Dealing with Life

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    Sydney

    Hey, I’ve been looking for you.”

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    Autumn turned away from her blue school locker to see Sydney Coffman standing there.

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    Autumn

    “What do you want?”

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    Autumn asked, shutting her locker and giving it a little push.

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  • It wouldn’t close right, so she opened it back up and shoved it a little harder trying to get it shut.

  • She waited until she heard it click and then twisted the lock before she walked away.

  • Sydney laughed and followed her.

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    Sydney

    “Only a dummy would have trouble with their locker,”

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    Sydney said, falling in step beside her.

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  • Autumn didn’t reply as she shifted her heavy backpack to the other shoulder.

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    Sydney

    “I hear you might be trying out for the play,”

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    said Sydney, walking backward in front of her.

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    Autumn

    “So?”

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    Sydney

    “With the way you talk, you’ve got to be kidding.

  • You can’t even pronounce the name of the play.

  • It comes out sounding stupid, like ‘The Jingle Dreth.’”

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    Autumn tried to ignore her by walking around her and taking a side hall to the parking lot.

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  • Sydney caught up to her and gave her a push.