The Nowhere October Surprise
A bored intern at the U.S. Department of State mail room takes home misrouted diplomatic letters to keep the colorful stamps for her collection, inadvertently starting a war with an obscure island in the South Pacific. After a missile strike destroys a boarding school misidentified as a terrorist haven, the Nowhere government takes the White House hostage during the 2008 presidential election.
This 5,560-word short story is being published for the first time.
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