Halfway through lunch, the insanity returns. Over the steady roar of voices, I hear metal clanging. It grows louder and louder until I see Rusty, the star football player with a heart of gold. He passes by slowly, wrapped in large metal chains, looking like Jacob Marley from Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.
-from On The Outward Appearance, a short story for YA fantasy readers by D. Marie Prokop
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