Lesson

I hadn’t been out of school long when I decided to fall for one of my best friends. Thing is, she and I hadn’t really been great friends for very long. To be honest, she kind of got on my nerves. But isn’t that always how it is? No? Sometimes, though… You’ve gotta give me … Continue reading Lesson

Action

I’m trying to take cover behind a wrecked Corvette. Yeah, I’m the one that wrecked it. But that’s not really important right now. What is important is the heat from the explosions that are rocking my world right now. I sneak a peek over the hood of the car and see little more than balls … Continue reading Action

The One with the Girl in the Coffee Shop

Pete and Kenny were killing time in the coffee shop. Pete was drinking his grande with one cream and no sugar while reading the newspaper. Kenny just flicked the lid of his tall mocha while staring at the brunette barista behind the counter. The girl noticed him looking at her, but in the split second … Continue reading The One with the Girl in the Coffee Shop

Tribe

I’ve never been known as a patient person. I was sick of waiting for an answer and I grew irritated. I quickly packed my bag and slung it over my shoulder. Without looking back, I walked out of my home and out of my village. I wasn’t sure if I would ever see my people … Continue reading Tribe

Go Home Again

The bus pulled into the station at exactly 7:03. The sun was long gone and the tiny town was lit by street lights and blinking traffic lights. Kathryn stepped off the Greyhound and closed up her jacket. She had forgotten how cold this place got on a January evening. She walked over to the side … Continue reading Go Home Again

Fairytale

Once upon a time, there lived an okay-looking prince named Hank. Sure, he wasn’t as handsome as that charming upstart across the border, but he made up for it with a sense of humor. Okay, really he used the humor as a defense mechanism. He knew he wasn’t as good looking as the guys in … Continue reading Fairytale

Operation

Justin arrived late to the party. He usually arrived late to things. He did it on purpose. He was hoping for a spot in the yearbook as the senior who was most likely to show up late to graduation. He could have gone for friendliest or class clown, but those awards seemed too obvious. He … Continue reading Operation

The Call

Julia heard the call at the worst possible moment. She had finally been having a conversation with her father. It was the conversation she had been putting off for nearly a year. The conversation that she felt sure would finally reveal if her father blamed her for her mother’s death. But the horn sounded far … Continue reading The Call

Present

“Present!” yelled Kimberly, just loud enough for her elderly home room teacher to hear her. After hearing her name called, she decided to tune everything out until first period. She had a lot on her mind and really didn’t want to deal with anything until she absolutely had to. If she could have, she probably … Continue reading Present

Muse

“You can’t break up with me! You’re my muse!” Brad shouted in the middle of the coffee shop, very nearly making a scene. “First of all, lower your voice,” Ginny said, trying to save herself from a little embarrassment. “Secondly, I’m your ‘muse?’ You haven’t written anything substantial in almost a year. And it’s been … Continue reading Muse