Melody of Life

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The 47th story in the Falling Into College series by Richard Lobinske. The story occurs during late July 2001.


A computer disk holding an important manuscript that Daria had proofed for work is missing. Since she was the last person to handle it, her boss expects her to locate it. That evening, Daria gets an acceptance letter for her last Melody Powers story. Daria begins editing her story as Melody is sent on a final assignment before her retirement after the end of the cold war: to stop a communist plot to retake Russia. The plot alternates Daria's attempt to find the disk and a growing, behind-the-scenes faculty dispute, with her story edits.

Melody of Life at Outpost Daria (via Wayback Machine)

Melody of Life at Lessons From Lawndale

Preceded by
Family Collision
Falling Into College Stories
"Melody of Life"
(Summer 2001)
Succeeded by
Dividing Spiral