The Face

"My father runs Palucci Brother's Construction with his brother," began Sandro Palucci from the front of my 10th grade Careers class. The night before, we had had to interview our parents about their jobs, and create a short presentation from those interviews. So far there'd been three construction company owners and one bakery owner's offspring…

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The Current

My 23rd year was kicked off with a tumultuous birthday weekend in Port Sable. Despite an amazing first night with three of my best friends, the rest of the weekend didn't go as planned. The first day, the day of my actual birthday, my boyfriend Felix arrived just in time to ignore me, opting to…

The Books

Buzzing from the excitement of finishing Little Women, I decided to start reading my next novel, Feed, at my hair appointment one afternoon. I searched my apartment for a purse to throw the book into, but I couldn't find one, so I decided to just carry it to the salon. I anticipated about a 4…

The Prodigal Daughter

Moving back in with my parents after my break up was so hard. The first day back was the worst. I spent it cleaning out my bedroom and emptying out the few boxes I'd brought home. I did a lot of sulking and hiding from my parents. I couldn't face them. I didn't want to…

The Hotel

"Holiday Inn Express, Boston." "Hi! I'm in kind of a weird situation," I explained to the lady on the other end of the line. "I booked a room through AirBNB and now the host is telling me I actually booked a suite in your hotel." "Uhhh..." She replied, obviously as confused as I was. "So…

The Birthday Wish

It all began long before it actually happened. It was sparked by a dream I'd had, seemingly out of nowhere. A dream that showcased everything I ever wanted. A dream that I woke up from feeling lost, hollow and longing for a reality that I hadn't even realized I wanted up until that point. A…

The Pride

Red moved in with me and Ant at the end of July 2017. From day 1, he was both courageous and easy going. He came to us with marble blue eyes contrasting with his fluffy black fur. He was so tiny that we suspected he was just slightly too young to be taken away from…

The Speech

Drew Nodar walked up to the podium summoning all of his courage. He'd been dreading this moment throughout the whole wedding. The whole week. Month! In fact, he'd been dreading this moment since Stewie Goode had informed him almost a year ago that as his best man, he would have to give a speech. Now…

The Apartment

I turned off of Olde Street into a residential neighbourhood that I never knew existed so close to my place of employment. I was shocked to find a street lined with large mature trees in front of well kept bay-and-gable style houses, mixed with the occasional Victorian mansion and modern cubes. As I walked slowly…

The Midsummer Night

"You know, I still have to return your snowpants," I texted Seth Grady at 11 o'clock on a Sunday night. I had just gotten home from a tumultuous birthday weekend away, and I was throwing my damp clothes in my hamper when I noticed the bag of snowpants tossed in the back of my closet.…