Brave New Girls: Tales of Girls and Gadgets
A YA Anthology
Blink, by Kate Moretti (A Brave New Girls Short Story)
Meg Bryant knows what the kids say about her. She spends all her free time in her basement and, until last year, her closest confidante was Mr. Fitz, who also happened to be her eccentric science teacher. But now Mr. Fitz is gone, and he left her a time machine - along with a warning to tell no one about it.
Hell-bent on winning Science Expo, the regional science fair, Meg puts forth her best efforts. But then her whole life explodes, alienating her friends. If she could use the time machine to re-do the day, she could fix everything. If only the stupid thing actually worked...
"I loved being part of the Brave New Girls Anthology. If my girls pursue careers in math or science, I want it to be in a world that isn’t impressed with their choices simply because they’re female. When I say I’m a scientist, people think it’s brainy. Like I'm some kind of unicorn. When a man says it, it’s practically mundane. I want that: for it to be mundane."