What would you do if you found an envelope with fifty thousand dollars? Charlotte, Joaquin, and Ginny have a few ideas. They also have a few secrets.
Charlotte won't let anyone go to her house.
Joaquin is desperate to escape his.
Ginny is too overwhelmed to enjoy hers.
"Fifty Thousand and the Truth" made the longest for the Voyage YA Anthology.
You can read the story here.
Welcome to the sci-fi worlds of brainy teen heroines who hack not just computers, but whatever puzzles come their way. A scrappy mechanic on an oppressed planet builds a device she hopes will be her ticket to a better future. A fledgling chemist uses her skills to catch a murderer. A teen inventor creates a weapon to battle the mysterious beasts attacking her city. A superhero-in-training puts her skills to the test when attackers strike her compound. A self-styled detective hacks an augmented reality game to solve a dastardly crime. Girls who code, explore, fix robots, pilot starships, invent gadgets, build high-tech treehouses, and more. With tales ranging from space adventures to steampunk to cyberpunk and more this 23-story collection will delight, thrill, and enthrall. (Barnes and Noble)
Included is my short story: The Experiment Called Life.
The device 16-year-old Gemma Jones creates to control her Tourette's tics is her greatest invention yet. But it's the experiment she's subjected to that gives her a new perspective on life.