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Out of the Box

A Color Me Plaid Junior Novel

Copyright 2013

Smashwords Edition

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This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, organizations, places, events 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.

Photos by Billy Alexander and Dora Pete

Chapter One

Halley Shields squirmed, attempting to make herself comfortable on a box of c-fold paper towels in the school custodial closet while her club members debated about one of the world's greatest mysteries.

“If a tomato is a fruit, why isn't it sweet?” Leaning against the drippy sink, Sage inspected a used toilet brush.


Nelson played catch with a roll of toilet paper, tossing it in the air and watching its tail flap. “It's because it has seeds. Like jalapenos. Though, oddly neither are very good in a fruit salad.”

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