Melinda, Judy Doenges, THE 2011 O’HENRY AWARDS

by Patti Abbott

This is the story of how a group of teens successfully run a meth lab, steal identities, get the drugs they need. The character of Melinda is engaging enough, with her back story of an almost normal life, to keep us reading even as the story scares us to death with their complete indifference to their victims. #89 Patti Abbott