Aptitude by Marcelle Dube
Approx. 5,360 words.
Published on October 9, 2012 by
Falcon Ridge Publishing.
When the judge offers Lily six weeks on Ellesmere Island helping at a scientific camp over six months in juvenile detention, she takes it. But the days are long in the Arctic and the work is hard, and she wants to go home. Then she finds the artifact and everything changes.
A short story by the author of Station OSCX-9.