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James Van Pelt

Pirate Readers

Published Feb 24, 2021 · 4,326 words (16 minutes) · 1 like · 125 views

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People outside of education have no idea what schools are like in the present era of standardized testing, teacher "accountability," and externally applied curriculums and measurements. It's a messy, intrusive, complicated, bureaucratic world where teachers and students try to survive its most dehumanizing aspects. If trends continues, schools like the one in "Pirate Readers" are just around the corner.

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James Van Pelt

Talking to Public Radio about a Story on Curious Fictions

Published May 28, 2020 · 174 words (1 minute) · 331 views

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Author James Van Pelt talks to Colorado Public Radio about writing science fiction about a pandemic, twenty years before today's events.

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James Van Pelt

The Turkey Raptor

Published Apr 23, 2020 · 5,144 words (19 minutes) · 323 views

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Leon kept his dangerous pet in a shed behind the house. HIs mom didn't know about it, neither did his friends. But it was a small mountain town, and secrets were hard to preserve.

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James Van Pelt

Finding Orson

Published Mar 25, 2020 · 6,301 words (23 minutes) · 1 like · 576 views

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Patty is a gifted teacher, literally. She sees the emotional aura around her students. All would be well until Orson, a quiet, sullen boy's aura turns startlingly, distressingly black.

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James Van Pelt

Do Good

Published Nov 13, 2019 · 6,531 words (24 minutes) · 1 like · 495 views

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Few people in the world are as universally distrusted and mocked as high school vice principals. When a teacher walks down the hall, groups of students will stop talking, but when a vice principal walks down the hall groups of teachers shut up. It's a terrible stereotype. Vice principals discipline students who are in trouble and evaluate teachers. How can they be liked? How can a person in that job do good?

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James Van Pelt

Classroom of the Living Dead

Published Oct 9, 2019 · 575 words (3 minutes) · 2 likes · 345 views

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Apocalypses, like politics, are all local, and who you are will give you a different experience of the end of the world than anyone else.

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James Van Pelt

Aubrey Comes to Yellow High

Published Oct 2, 2019 · 4,100 words (15 minutes) · 464 views

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Everyone sees high school as a metaphor: maybe it's a circus, or it's a ladder, or it's a dog eat dog world. For Aubrey, high school is a wild west shootout, only it's a bit more literal for her and the stakes couldn't be higher.

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Tim McDaniel

The Horned Horror

Published Aug 18, 2018 · 2,388 words (9 minutes) · 447 views

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Unicorns, so it is said, only come close to virgins. So now Jeff, a self-described Casanova at his high school, has to explain why a unicorn is following him around everywhere.

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