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The Cipher

by Kathe Koja

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Nicholas, a would-be poet, and Nakota, his feral lover, discover a strange hole in the storage room floor down the hall, which they dub the Funhole. They decide, just as an experiment, to start lowering things into the hole — but those experiments lead to obsession, violence, and a very final transformation for everyone who gets too close to the Funhole.