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Need Something Fun to Read?

Instead of being all serious and boring as usual, here’s a link to some fiction to read. I mentioned The Morning News a while back, but if you haven’t checked it out, here’s another reminder. Especially, make sure you read all of Sarah Hepola’s choose your own adventure story about college freshman Elisabeth Eckleman. Just as you would guess, at the end of every installment, you, the reader, get to choose what Elisabeth does in the next installment. Hepola then goes ahead and writes according to the audience’s decision. Hepola just wrote the eighth installment and, like the rest, it’s fun and light reading, a great way to take your mind off the massiveness of decoding the meaning of all things digital (or whatever you like to do with your free time). So go ahead, spend an hour reading something fun. Here are the links with descriptions:

1. The Education of Elisabeth Eckleman: Freshman Year

Elisabeth Eckleman just left home, and has a lot of difficult decisions ahead of her. Sarah Hepola follows Elisabeth’s life and lets you make the tough choices for both of them. In this installment, Elisabeth loses her high-school boyfriend and drives to college with her parents. You decide what happens next.

2. The Education of Elisabeth Eckleman: Party With Kat

Elisabeth Eckleman just left home, and has a lot of difficult decisions ahead of her. Sarah Hepola follows Elisabeth’s life and lets you make the tough choices for both of them. In this installment, Elisabeth goes to a party with her roommate and meets a new somebody. You decide what happens next.

3. The Education of Elisabeth Eckleman: Class Begins

Elisabeth Eckleman just left home, and has a lot of difficult decisions ahead of her. Sarah Hepola follows Elisabeth’s life and lets you make the tough choices for both of them. In this installment, Elisabeth makes a new friend and isn’t sure if she should bring her boyfriend material to a party. You decide what happens next.

4. The Education of Elisabeth Eckleman: Pimps & Ho’s

Elisabeth Eckleman just left home, and has a lot of difficult decisions ahead of her. Sarah Hepola follows Elisabeth’s life and lets you make the tough choices for both of them. In this installment, Elisabeth goes to a sorority party and isn’t sure what to do once the theme takes over. You decide what happens next.

5. The Education of Elisabeth Eckleman: Flirting With Disaster

Elisabeth Eckleman just left home, and has a lot of difficult decisions ahead of her. Sarah Hepola follows Elisabeth’s life and lets you make the tough choices for both of them. In this installment, Elisabeth decides that when her date becomes a ho, she will too. You decide what happens next.

6. The Education of Elisabeth Eckleman: An Escape With Geoff

Elisabeth Eckleman just left home, and has a lot of difficult decisions ahead of her. Sarah Hepola follows Elisabeth’s life and lets you make the tough choices for both of them. In this installment, Elisabeth makes time for friends, but not for studying, and gets the grades to prove it. You decide what happens next.

7. The Education of Elisabeth Eckleman: Bright Eyes, Big City

Elisabeth Eckleman just left home, and has a lot of difficult decisions ahead of her. Sarah Hepola follows Elisabeth’s life and lets you make the tough choices for both of them. In this installment, Elisabeth goes to the Bright Eyes concert with her R.A. and continues to avoid her T.A. You decide what happens next.

8. The Education of Elisabeth Eckleman: Screw the R.A. (Wait, You Already Did)

Elisabeth Eckleman just left home, and has a lot of difficult decisions ahead of her. Sarah Hepola follows Elisabeth’s life and lets you make the tough choices for both of them. In this installment, Elisabeth tells Kat about what’s been going on with Geoff. You decide what happens next.

Keep checking back at The Morning News to find out what happens next to Elisabeth and read all the other great writing on the site, you won’t be disappointed.

April 18, 2005