Genius Summer

by Pamela Woods-Jackson

 

Honorable Mention 2013 Pacific Northwest Writers Contest 

2013 Finalist San Francisco Writers Contest

 

Millie Olson would rather imagine life in the 19th century than face her 21st century life. At sixteen, she’s already graduated high school and is expected to attend a top college. All she wants to do is stay home in Indianapolis, take online courses and volunteer at the history museum.

 

She’s always been more academic than social and finding a diary written in 1865 by a young girl her age sets her history-loving heart on fire. But her grandmother’s insistence that she socialize reconnects her with high school quarterback Zach MacMillan.

 

The last thing Millie expects is a friendship with Zach much less anything more, but as the sparks fly, she’s forced to confront her fears with a little help from 1865.

 

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