Firstling Chapter Ten: Mystery Motorcycle

Without hesitation, I ran to the puppy, dodging a few angry cars.  Drivers blared their horns and shouted obscenities, but all I could think of was pushing the girl out of the way when she came running from the sidewalk.  But she never came.  The puppy looked up at me, his wide, innocent eyes questioning…

Lie Nine: The Rejected Suitor

Jasmine   The first day of school was hell.  I hadn’t wanted to get out of bed, but nobody in history had ever gotten their parents to let them stay home on the first day.  I dreaded listening to the gossips today.  They’d all be talking about recent hook-ups, which meant they’d be talking about…

Firstling Chapter Five: Strange Girl

I drove to school on Monday and at precisely eight o’clock, I went to Dr. Bratsin’s office.  Dr. Bratsin, my physiology professor, was a nice man, very eager to help.  In fact, I went to his office hours and even bothered him when he wasn’t having office hours, like now.  He didn’t mind and even…

september sonata

autumn leaves drift in currents waltzing, whirling breathlessly twisting and turning to the beat of summer’s lingering epilogue   the faint trickle of pine and spice apple-cinnamon cascades float weightlessly just out of reach a slow crescendo building to a climax flooding the senses with dreams of family, food, comfort, warmth   enter rain, the first…

Flower Four: Lavender–Distrust

Emma   I finished my homework within half an hour.  I only had a little math homework, and it was too easy.  My tutor had started teaching me calculus last year, and the calculus class at school was moving way too slowly. I wasn’t about to complain and ask for more work though.  Since my…

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