Stories of the Young and Reckless

“Chasing away from the ticking stillness of home toward some dim aura glowing over the horizon.” That’s how William Kittredge describes the ennui particular to seventeen-year-olds, which makes for sour moods and great tales. Here we offer five stories of youthful folly and high adventure. Let them take you back, or inspire your next hijinks. Either way, we’re sure you’ll love reading them.