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The Specimen by: M.R. Callahan

Updated: Feb 26, 2019

Mercy Rye, high school freshman and aspiring marine biologist, discovers a ragged bit of tentacle from a species she can’t identify. She takes it home, hoping to score some extra credit with her favorite teacher, but soon regrets dropping it into her aquarium. It kills her fish, wrecks the tank, and grows at a staggering rate—no “bonus points” are worth this! When it escapes and slips into the storm drains, she thinks that’s the last she’ll see of it...but then squirrels, cats, and dogs start disappearing. Mercy knows no adult will believe her—she has to take action before the specimen starts killing people. She

fills her backpack with supplies, hops on her bike, and goes hunting.

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Author Bio:

A fortuneteller once M.R. Callahan he'd been a Celtic warlord in a previous life--but that was already pretty obvious to everyone. Having hung up his sword and assumed a pen, his new life-goal is to get the incredible worlds he's built in his head onto the page. This is a process that involves a lot of excited sharing, some swearing, and more research than you'd think possible. Heaven forbid he ever try to write hard science fiction—he would be researching theoretical modes of space travel right into his grave.

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