A short story about
being a “real” fan
"Kindred Spirits" was originally written for World Book Day in the United Kingdom. Here's a description:
When Elena decided to camp out for the next Star Wars movie, she was expecting a celebration, a communion -- a line full of people who love Star Wars so much, they have to share it.
She wasn't expecting this: a freezing sidewalk, nowhere to pee, and three nights stuck with a boy who decided not to like her before they even met.
It's enough to make a girl leave the line...
But Elena came here for Star Wars, and it will take more than bad weather and a dumb boy to squash her spirits.
Here’s how to read it:
"Kindred Spirits” is available as an e-book in the U.S., and all profits go to the ACLU Foundation.
Almost Midnight collects both my short stories, “Midnights” and “Kindred Spirits,” and features gorgeous illustrations by Simini Blocker. It was published in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, but international readers can order it through Book Depository.