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April Fool’s Gold: Part One

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I place the gold medallion in my hand, holding it like the prized possession it is. It fills my entire palm, and its metallic, tetragonal outline is wonderfully cool against my skin. I lightly run my index finger over the intricate details of the emblem, feeling the tiny ridges and furrows embedded in it like I always do.

I’ve probably examined the thing a million times now, and every single time I see it, I can’t get over how beautiful it is. I think now I’m starting to see why Henry, my best friend, collects stuff like this. He’s been talking my ear off left and right about this particular medallion for a while now, making it no secret that he wants it in his collection.

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Spring Break-A-Leg: Part Four

Mason gains on me in no time—not that that’s exactly a challenge with my gigantic cast weighing me down.

 

“Don’t be so stubborn, Sofes,” I hear him say, the amusement and mockery still clear as day in his voice.

 

I frown instantly, even more annoyed that, after everything this tool has done, he’s both nonchalant and audacious enough to talk to me as if we’re actually friends.

 

Don’t call me that…

 

Suddenly, I feel a hand grabbing at my upper arm, long, strong fingers tugging at me; fingers that can only belong to the antagonistic bastard behind me. Read More

Spring Break-A-Leg: Part Three

Oh, Christ, not him!

 

Anyone but him.

 

Mason Gabehart is the absolute last person on Earth I want to see or deal with right now. Heck, I’d be over the moon if I never had to see his obnoxious jerk face ever again.

 

And yet, there he stands, almost twenty feet away looking right at me, forcing me to acknowledge his unwanted presence.

God, this day just keeps getting better and better.

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Spring Break-A-Leg: Part Two

I wince as remember the startled scream that left my lips when I realized what was happening, but it was already too late.

 

Even after I fell, shock and shame had rendered my body paralyzed for several seconds, and all I could do was lie on the wooden floor in absolute horror, feeling deflated and humiliated. I just wanted to curl up and disappear.

 

I still kind of do.

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V: Part Four

V: And what might that be?  🙂 

I can’t suppress the smirk that just forced its way onto my lips, trying to picture a smile on his face even though I have absolutely no idea what he looks like. Funny enough, I haven’t even made up an image of him even once, can’t manage to picture him whenever he invades my fantasies…which is a lot more times than I’d like to admit.

Tinaturner1990: I just realized something…

I swallow, cracking my knuckles as I think of the best way to word this without coming off the way I fear I will.

V: Yes?

Deep breath.

Jesus, I don’t why I’m reacting like this. There’s really nothing at all to be nervous about.

Just get it over with already, Tina…

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V: Part Three

Oh, my gosh…I can’t believe he remembered!

 

It’s quite an unexpected, but very pleasant surprise. The fact that he remembered that today is my birthday, even though I probably only mentioned it in passing a while ago, makes my heart flutter more than it probably should, but I don’t care. I’m happy.

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V: Part Two

Oh, my God…

 

It’s him!

 

V: hey, stranger  🙂 

 

It’s only two words, and just a step above a generic ‘hello’, but I’m beyond ecstatic at seeing another message from him, especially after over two weeks of nothing. I realize I’m a lot happier that he’s contacting me than I thought I would be, and probably a lot happier than I should be.

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V: Part One

“Are you sure you’ll be fine by yourself, Tina?” my best friend, Alexis, asks for the millionth time, and I can almost see the apologetic pout on her face.

 

“Oh my God, Lex, for the last time, yes!” I say into the receiver, sounding as exasperated as I feel. I know she’s trying to be thoughtful and probably feels guilty that I’m at home by myself tonight, but her empathy is starting to sound a lot like pity; something I can honestly do without, especially today.

It’s Valentine’s Day.

It’s also my birthday.

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