Middle School Magic - Penumbras - Book 2

  • Chapter 1 - Shadow Puppets

  • Narrator

    Conner Dell didn't mean to bow up the school bus.

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  • Or the bathrooms.

  • In fact, he only wanted to go to sleep and possibly dream about Melanie Stephens.

  • But explosions had a funny way of happening when Conner and his friends were around.

  • It all started on the annual seventh grade science trip to the Sea Lab at Dauphin Island, Alabama.

  • Fifty-four thirteen-year-olds on a five-day field trip.

  • What could go wrong?

  • Narrator

    Especially when three of them happened to be Magi.

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  • * * * * *

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    For a fraction of a second, Conner thought he saw shadows slithering along the base of the cinder-block walls.

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  • Tensing, he blinked and looked again.

  • Nothing.

  • He was alone in the darkness of his dorm room.

  • Well, except for the presence of his friend and field trip roommate, Pilaf.

  • Across the room, Pilaf disturbed the darkness by turning on his flashlight and digging through a giant floral print suitcase.

  • Narrator

    Fishing out a book, Pilaf hunched over, tucked the flashlight under his chin, and read.

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    Conner

    β€œWhat are you reading?”

  • Narrator

    Conner asked.

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    Pilaf

    β€œSorry.