The Shimmer Trilogy, #1

by Kimberly Spencer

Copyright © 2011 Kimberly Spencer

Smashwords Edition

This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are products of the writer’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance of characters to actual persons, living or dead, is coincidental and not intended by the author.

All rights are reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form without written permission of the author.

Cover Art by Claudia McKinney

Chapter One

“Ok, who can tell me the additive inverse of twenty-seven?”

Crickets chirped.

Mr. Tanner lifted his deep brown eyes from the textbook, staring over the rim of his glasses and out into the classroom as he scanned each row for a victim. Soon those shrewd eyes would fall on Jensen and then he’d pounce. He always did.

She held her head up, trying to exude confidence. But somehow he knew she hadn’t studied over the break, knew she didn’t know the answer. And that knowledge gave him a power he wielded mercilessly. “Well,” he grabbed a broken piece of chalk from the blackboard and walked around his cluttered desk, sitting on the edge, “since no one wants to volunteer, Ms. Mead—”

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