Sons of Nowhere Tales: “The Rules”

By Nicholas Almand

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Copyright 2012 Nicholas Almand

The following is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.

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“So, based on last week’s class, can either of you identify this fossil?”

Christopher Howard sat quietly at his desk, while Dr. Timothy Wu pulled a skull the size of a small dog from a dusty plastic bag. His “desk” consisted of a folding chair attached to a TV tray. Project Ithaca was never designed to provide schooling for its test subjects, so lessons took place in an unused section of the infirmary. Still, Chris wouldn’t trade this weekly hour for anything.

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