Xander Phillips is having a really tough day. Is it because he’s mourning the untimely death of his father. No, that’s not it. Is it because his girlfriend broke up with him? Nope. Is it because for the last eight years he’s been stuck reliving the same mediocre day over and over again? Well … Oh wait, is it because today’s the day he dies? That, yeah, that may have something to do with it.
August 24th is a coming-of-age short story about self-discovery, untimely magic, and the consequences of using your last quarter to make a wish.