by Jeff Edmond
Jeff Edmond is back with another collection of stories from The Freakout Zone.
Like the original Freakout Zone, Volume II offers more spooky, thoughtprovoking tales of science fiction that will send a shiver down your spine. Leave the light on tonight!
Thirteen year old Jonathan and his brainy little sister Lynette go to spend a summer with their Uncle Alice, a wealthy, eccentric and reclusive scientist. Lynette is excited by the library and laboratory, while Jonathan is given all the video game entertainment he could want. But they soon find out their uncle is into some pretty weird science.
The Wrong Mother Goose
When Helen’s little brother goes missing, she decides to play detective. She suspects a kindly but strange old lady in the neighborhood who keeps chickens and geese, and likes to tell stories to the young kids. Everyone else thinks Helen’s crazy, but she refuses to give up and proceeds with her own investigation. Helen races to find her brother in time to save him from whatever the kidnapper has in store. But she risks becoming trapped herself.
Twelve year old Evan knows what it’s like to feel powerless. His father gambles the family money away; his sister sells drugs. He wants them to stop but they won’t listen. Evan escapes to his dreams, where power comes easily and Evan is in control. It’s when the world of dreams bleeds into the world of reality that trouble begins.
All fourteen year old Sam wants is to be the first female pitcher on a major league baseball team. The talent scouts are already eyeing her, including one from a university no one has ever heard of. When Sam and her teammates read an internet posting about aliens from outer space living in their hometown, baseball takes a back seat for the summer as they attempt to find out the truth.
Way of Life
A poor kid living in the projects. A famous, wealthy rap star. Different lives, both good and bad. Which would you rather be? Be careful what you wish for.
Now it’s time for you, once again, to enter…The Freakout Zone.