“Applied physics,” he said.
“What, exactly, does that mean?”
“It means that you have no idea what I’m talking about. Look, the point is.. we can’t be friends if we don’t even have the same interests.”
“Who made that a rule?”
“I did, Kayla.”
“Well, I think that’s a stupid rule.”
“Rise and be all that you will,” said the headmistress. Jenny climbed out of her bed and slowly got into her clothes, ready for another day of learning. She never even saw the man looking in from out the window. She turned and looked at her reflection in the mirror.
“Perfect,” the man from the window whispered. “Exactly what I’ve been waiting for.”
The thorns, buried deep in his hands, were all she could see. “What did you do to yourself, Brody?” “There was a bird, trapped in the thorny bushes. I had to rescue him, and I paid the price.” “I’m not going to be able to remove these.” “I know.” She sat down next to him, […]
“Well, it doesn’t really matter, does it?” Wendy shook her head as she slammed the trunk of her car closed. “I’m leaving and there’s nothing you can do about it.” Jenny grabbed her wrist. “Wendy, I’m so sorry. I didn’t mean for it to happen. It just did.” Wendy pulled her arm out of Jenny’s […]
Sarah pooped open the bottle of champagne. “To a better year,” she said softly, raising her glass. “To fallen comrades,” Henry added, looking down at the ground. “And lost loves,” Sarah whispered, with a pointed look to Henry. They both sipped their champagne and found themselves lost in the countdown. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1. […]
A glimmer of hope, shining throughout the darkness. Anna walked through the cave, toward him. “You came,” she whispered. “Of course I did. I promised, didn’t I?” “Maybe this is a sign. Maybe things will start to get better.” “Maybe, but I think you’re being a little too optimistic.” She sighed, before throwing herself into […]
Jane walked through her father’s estate. The green grass crunched under her feet as she looked for the gardener. “Excuse me,” she cried, her eyes finally catching sight of him. “Have you seen my brother?” “No, Miss. Not since Tuesday.” “Oh. Thanks anyway.” He nodded and Jane continued on her way. ‘Where could he be?’ […]