The Kiss

If you asked me about my first kiss prior to 2005, I may have lied and told you it happened at a birthday party in 8th grade. That's not because I'm a habitual liar, but because being older than 12 and never having been kissed seemed absolutely humiliating. Unacceptable, I'd decided. So I would tell…

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.…