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The Secret Gym

The first time I heard about the secret gym was freshman year.  I was helping move music stands back to the band room after our spring concert.  A couple of other students and I were in a service elevator with a few racks of stands, when one of them, a sophomore, wondered aloud “I wonder if this thing goes up to the old abandoned gym.”  The rest of us had never heard of it, so our classmate explained that, according to “legend”, there used to be a gym in the attic of one of the high school’s four buildings.  One…

Nomen Ludi

If you’re a fan of both mysteries and old school video game nostalgia, then you’ll love this story by Rob Beschizza.  Nomen Ludi explores a mystery born in the dawn of the digital age:  the long-lost ending to an indie 8-bit video game.  Here’s an excerpt from the beginning: “From the sleep of childhood and all its aimless memories, an old computer game returned to haunt me. My first recollection was a flashback at the airport, triggered by a scent: the same carpet deodorizer my mother used to use when I was a kid. Transported away from the echoes of…