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Young Junius Chapters 11-13

Young Junius Chapters 11-13

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Published by Seth Harwood
Today's excerpt offers you three new chapters of action from the novel! Be back here on Sunday to get more!
Today's excerpt offers you three new chapters of action from the novel! Be back here on Sunday to get more!

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Published by: Seth Harwood on Oct 15, 2010
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YOUN
JUNIU
SETH HARWOOD
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Junius stood at the back door with Elf right behind
the knob, knowing it would be locked.
This would be the hard part: breaking in witho
mother or being heard by anyone else. If the key to the
the same as the front, things would be too easy. Of co
be hard. Cold as it was, things would continue to be h
No one had a key to the back door. As far as Junius
never existed.
On the other side of the thin wooden door was his
staircase that led down to her basement and its warmth
“Let me try.”
Junius stood out of the way for Elf. He shook the
turn the knob, and then took a card out of his pocket a
into the crack between the door and the frame.
“Nah,” Junius said. “Shit opens the other way. You
that.”
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SETH HARWOOD
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neighbor in the middle of the night or waking some
route would definitely not work.
“Fuck this,” Junius said.
He pushed Elf out of the way and threw his shou
door. The sound wasn’t as loud as he thought; it wor
hoped. On his second try, he heard a small cracking in t
with his fourth try, holding the knob in his hand and
whole side into the door, he broke the lock through the
door came open. Four tries, four sounds he hoped wou
enough by the house, the hall, his jacket, and the noise
borhood at night.
He stuck his head inside and listened. Warm air ca
his face and something inside smelled familiar: his m
maybe the scent of the products she used to clean. He he
trying to taste this smell as he listened for whatever s
come.
Eventually he let his air out.
“Let’s go.” Elf had already said it once, but Junius m
Now he opened the door and entered the house. Imme
left was the door to the basement that no one ever locke
down the shaky wooden steps.
He came to know these steps well last summer whe
Dawn over to his house to fuck in the basement. Te
plained to him how it worked: the times he knew his
be home, he went down and unlocked the back door a
then took Dawn around back later and into the baseme
the old rugs. When they fucked like that he had to
stayed quiet. They could hear his mother walking arou
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