Many things can pierce – sharpened stakes, fencing swords, cat's claws, short stories, ideas, earrings, and love, to name just a few. This collection of eleven penetrating stories, gathered from my contributions to YA anthologies, contains some of my favorite pieces, including a slapstick account of a young man sent on a mortifying mission by the girl he loves, a tale about the mysteries of faith and belief, and a comedy of errors where a Transylvanian immigrant arouses suspicion in the darkness of the Alaskan winter. I've had the pleasure of writing short stories for the best anthologists in the YA world. Now, I have the pleasure of sharing those stories with my readers in one sharp collection.
About the author: David Lubar attributes his passion for short stories to his short attention span and his lack of typing skills. He has written 27 books for teens and young readers. He also worked as a video-game programmer and designer, back in the old days when eight pixels was good enough for everyone. His books include Hidden Talents, Punished, Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie, Dunk, My Rotten Life (Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie book #1), and the Weenies story collections, which have sold more than two million copies.