by, Odette: Perhaps There Is A God

I was getting a little tired of the angry lyrics and growling over heavy thudding beats and walked breathlessly from the dance floor to slide onto a silver bar stool, making sure I wasn't anywhere near the awful vampire girl. My friend came and sat on the stool next to me. "Are you having fun?" … Continue reading by, Odette: Perhaps There Is A God

By, Odette: Dancing

She drove a tiny little black Jetta down Second Ave, taking the traffic circles like they were a spinning ride at Disney World, and I looked down happily at her blue dress that she let me wear. I smoothed the fabric on my legs. "Where are we going?" "Well, there is a new club that my … Continue reading By, Odette: Dancing

by Odette: What could be better?

The door flew open and I met eyes with the girl who lived here. She gasped and backed up. "No, no, wait, wait!" I shouted at her. She stumbled backwards some more and started to open her porch screen door as I hurried out with explanations tumbling out of my mouth as fast as I … Continue reading by Odette: What could be better?

Blue Dress

As I folded the last of her laundry in a neat pile in a hamper next to the couch, I held up a powder blue dress with a zipper up the front. I dangled it in front my chest at looked down at it. Gosh, Kat's style had improved, and she must have lost a … Continue reading Blue Dress


When I got there it was late and Kat wasn't answering her texts or her phone. So I drove to her house and parked illegally on her street then made my way through her screened-in front porch to knock on her front door. There was a note attached to it so I immediately, thinking it … Continue reading Arriving

Running Down the Road – by: Odette

It should have only taken 2 hours to get to Gainesville, but when I got out on to the open 2-lane road, I discovered the VW Bus didn't like to go over 50mph.  I felt a little like the Pied Piper, playing my music while being the accidental leader of a sorrowful trail of cars, … Continue reading Running Down the Road – by: Odette

Not Running Away – by: Odette

I drove the van to where Jake and I sat a few months earlier, where we ate our fast food and talked for hours looking at the ocean. There had to be a way to enjoy things now, with all its perfection, if not for myself, then at least for the people I loved. Perhaps … Continue reading Not Running Away – by: Odette

Chris blew in the front door breathlessly and slammed it shut behind him. He threw his arms in the air, "It's official! We close on the house on Tuesday!" I looked up from scraping carrots and put the peeler down. "That is in, like, 3 days." "I KNOW! FINALLY!" "Oh my gosh" I said. "Wow." … Continue reading

Worth Something? – by: Odette

I took my hands away from my face and looked up to see Chris peering over me. "What's up?" "I totally blew it," I said. "Why do you even let me out in public?" He looked confused, but amused. "What happened?" "I just can't seem to act like a normal human being. I can't help … Continue reading Worth Something? – by: Odette

Interview Number I – by: Odette

I thought I was going to get back the usual, "That's Ok that your project is late, we are just happy to finally have it and it looks great," email. But instead it said, "This one was too late. Your final paycheck will be mailed out to you this Friday." And so I put the … Continue reading Interview Number I – by: Odette