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Bad seeds : evil progeny

by Steve Berman;

  Print book : Fiction

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by billborre

"The Stuff That Goes On In Their Heads" by Michael Marshal Smith - A boy tells his father that a bully named Arthur Milford is threatening to throw him out of the window at school so the father goes to the school to discuss the situation with the headmistress. The headmistress informs him that there is no Arthur Milford at the school and that she will look into the situation. As they are leaving the building the father hears a window breaking on the third floor and sees his son's body tossed out of it.

"Second Grade" by Charles Antin - The army recruiter shows up to a second grade class and enlists all the seven year old boys leaving only one left named George. George poisons the class hamster and begins distributing glue for sniffing purposes to the remaining girls as well as the instructor.

"Making Friends" by Gary Raisor - A boy whose mouth has been deformed by a razor blade placed in his Halloween candy is subsequently mocked by other children for his speech impediment. He decides to "make friends" on a later Halloween by distracting the adults and leaving razor-embedded treats at the houses he visits.

"My Name Is Leejun" by John Schoffstall - A boy has the ability to absorb the souls and men and animals.

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