Alyssa Spier

Alyssa Spier
She had no ideology, believed only in information, which she obtained, traded, peddled, packaged, and published, and she opposed any effort to doctor her product. The thrill every time she unearthed a scrap of news and held it up for the public’s inspection was as fresh as the first time, when she’d confronted her high-school principal with the rumor—she played it like fact—that a teacher was being investigated for pocketing bake-sale money. Shock, fear, appeasement moved like clouds across his face, and she saw that she could make the weather. She also could get larcenous geometry teachers transferred to other school districts.
The Submission