I have bought & read the full book & this story in the Wonderstruck anthology also.
This story came about from a picture which I think is amazing. The story was wonderful written and sucked you straight into the fabulous world Jon created. The drama of college and family mixed with people with elemental powers. And you absolutely should read the full novel because it rocks, and you can learn so much more about Xander and his world.
This story is awesome and you should read the full book and Wonderstruck :) Both were awesome :)