I'm going to try something different. I started writing this story here outside this site. I wouldn't say book, just story, but by no means a short story. So this is just the beginning, bit by bit I'll be adding more to my single node; telling more and more of the story. If you like it, sweet, if not, let me know what you don't like about it. I like criticism, as long as you aren't rude. That goes for both the writing and my use of the site.
I was aiming for this to be included in a book of short stories about the young adult life in Chicago, but it's spiraled magically from 10-12 pages into enough that it could be published on it's own. If things go well, I'll slowly add in, and edit specially for the site, the entire second draft of the book over the course of the next couple months.