The Land Before Avocado by Richard Glover

Richard Glower is time travelling back to late '60s and the early '70s when he was between seven and seventeen, growing up in Canberra, Australia. Recent studies have shown that older generations opinionated that life was better 50 years ago. Although life expectancy is higher, better public access and social…

My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell

The story doesn't give out the truth immediately but dropping bits and pieces here and there, guiding the readers to the bigger picture at a moderate pace. It captures our attention from the beginning with a Facebook post of a girl telling a story of her assault by a teacher…

Valentine by Elizabeth Wetmore

Set in the '70s at Odessa Texas, the story begins with Gloria Ramirez, who is just fourteen years old, observing closely of a young cowboy who is sleeping in his truck. She is waiting for the right time to run away before he sobers up. As the sun rises, offering…

Roadwork by Stephen King

January 20, 1974, is the deadline for Bart. He has to find a new place before that date to make ways for the highway extension project. Three months before the deadline, November 20, 1973, Barton George Dawes visits a gun shop and purchases two high-powered firearms. Inner thoughts seem to…