The Confession

"Alexis. I have something to tell you." Chloe slurred into her phone one night. She was drunk. Really drunk. So drunk that I could almost smell the beer on her breath through the receiver. "Are you okay?" "Nooo, I'm not okay! NOT OKAY!" She sobbed. I stood up and grabbed my keys off of my…

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The Necklace

"Hey, do you wanna come to the mall with me?" Seth Grady casually texted me one evening after school. Did I!? My heart skipped a beat and without hesitation, I texted back, "yeah, sure, absolutely!" Something was up. This was it. Seth must have broken up with that little troll Lilith DeSales, finally! He was…

The Alien

In a small semi-detached house that my parents were renting in Leafton, I sat on the floor playing with my brand new Barbie doll. She was perfect. She had icy blue eyes and long bleach blond hair. I'd named her Cher, after the character in Clueless. The bow on her box reminded me that today…

The Pattersons

I sat down at the kitchen table with my little white pouch ready to give myself a manicure. Just as I had finished filing my nails, my iPhone lit up, revealing an incoming text from my best friend Cynthia Bermudez. She wanted to know what I was up to that Saturday evening. To be honest,…

The Ride

I found myself standing at the back of Alpson's Family Restaurant wearing a stained black men's chef uniform; pinstriped black pants and all. On my head I wore a black baseball cap, and my jet black hair was being held captive in a hairnet. As strange as I may have looked, this is how I…

The Bonfire

"Thank you everybody!!" Stewie Goode yelled into the mic at the end of the set he played with Drew Nodar. The bar erupted into cheers and applause. I clapped my right hand to my left hand, juggling my second empty glass of vodka diet Coke between them. Drew and Stewie had put on a phenomenal…

The Couch

"You know, I actually tried to talk to you at Shire once," my coworker Anthony told me as I turned into his apartment's parking lot. "What? No you didn't!" I disagreed. It bit my lip nervously. It always bothered me when people had memories of me that I could not recall. "What did I say?"…

The Offer

All I could see was black as I spun around once, twice, three times. I could hear Spanish music blaring through the speakers to my right. I could smell empanadas and quesadillas behind me. I could feel all eyes on me, in the centre of the room. I gripped the broom stick firmly between my…

The Interview

"This is a school?" I wondered wearily as I drove through a giant parking lot. I circled the lot twice to make sure I was in the right spot. It worried me that there were only two parked cars; a black Lexus and a green Honda Civic. I pulled up close to the only door…