Chris Comes Home – by: Odette

¬† I climbed out of bed wearing my new PJ’s, pulled on my fluffy robe and slipped the baby monitor into the gaping pocket. I opened the sliding glass doors to step out onto my little patio and sat on the yellow canvas deck chair, pulled my knees into my chest and wrapped my armsContinue reading “Chris Comes Home – by: Odette”

Back to The Beach – by: Odette

Magic things happen at the beach. First when we pulled up to Luna’s after 8 long hours of driving, and parked out on the sandy street, I noticed a new trampoline in the side-yard of her house. Zoe was yelling “drink, drink” but when I unbuckled her, pulled her out of her seat then pointedContinue reading “Back to The Beach – by: Odette”

Stealing Yellow Sweaters – by: Odette

The best way to not think about Chris was just to get some work done. I sat cross-legged on my bed and opened up my laptop then clicked the link to have a look at the clothes and shoes I was supposed to describe. My phone rang. I looked at the number. It was Dave.Continue reading “Stealing Yellow Sweaters – by: Odette”

Scrambling – by: Jake

I crouched shivering in the ceramic bathtub in my boxers with my phone pressed against my ear. How perfect that¬† the only person that could help me right now probably wanted me dead anyway. I was a little surprised when he answered Odette’s phone but I didn’t have time to waste by asking questions. “Chris,”Continue reading “Scrambling – by: Jake”

Guns, Guts and Glory – by: Jake

Rissa’s dad squeezed in past the door, shut us both in the bathroom and offered me a seat with a smile, pointing to the toilet. I put the lid down and sat on it with my hands between my knees. I was literally shaking. He made himself comfortable on the edge of the bathtub, pushingContinue reading “Guns, Guts and Glory – by: Jake”

St. Augustine Beach Party – by: Odette

Chris was actually waiting right there for me in the hallway. I looked up at him, surprised that he was standing outside my bedroom door. I couldn’t help but smile. He hadn’t shaved in a few days and his hair was a little longer and scraggly-looking. But he was smiling back, almost glowing and IContinue reading “St. Augustine Beach Party – by: Odette”

Glittering Wedges and Why – by: Odette

After putting away a few of Zoe’s blocks I just went in my room, lay down in my bed and fell asleep, screw responsibility. I woke up hearing my bedroom door banging open. My sheets were pulled off my head and I looked up to see Luna peering down at me with knitted eyebrows. “IContinue reading “Glittering Wedges and Why – by: Odette”