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The Wishing Map
Chapter Eighteen: Spiffwits and Storysmiths (Continued)
Previously: Convinced the only way to escape from Naimian was to teach the naims how to be storysmiths, Zack gathered them together and tested their ability to pretend.
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Within five minuteshe had pinpointed the most imaginative naims, and pronounced them “Semi-Finalists.” Then he gathered them into the middle of the chamber and said, “Congratulations! You’re going to Hollywood!”
The Semi-Finalists were excited but completely confused.
“We’re gonna have a competition,” Zack explained, “to discover Naimian’s Greaty-est Storysmith.”
“But that’s yer, Master Zaggyzim!” a thoughtful young fellow said, “an’ there cannot be but one storysmith at a time.”
“Aye!” All acknowledged this universal truth.
“Ah…well…there can now,” decreed Zack.
Clouds covered the sea of faces.
“In order to make the contest fair,” Zack plowed on, “I’ll have…
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