Philip Green died once, lying on the floor of his high school lunch room, bleeding out on the cold slate floor. He had saved the day, stopped the boys from killing more than they had, and now he would be their final victim, even in victory. Today wasn’t supposed to be like this. He was supposed to ask that girl out, to enjoy his summer, to get ready to be a junior, but life appeared to have other plans for him. Six years later, a glimmer of hope, and the boy who once was dead again found new life. But at what cost?
Christian Michael’s first novel, “School’s Out” is still under production. Below is his first chapter and the initial short story that inspired the book.