Stories

Sawyer

“And now,” the announcer said, his voice booming over the speakers, “our class speaker: Anna Halstead Porter.” The crowd erupted into applause, but none louder than the large group that spanned the entirety of the eighth row. Sawyer’s hands were practically blistering by the time she sat back in her seat, one arm wrapped securely around Jonathan, her youngest nephew, ...

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Magic

Cameras flashed all around her as she walked down the red carpet, the train of her blood red Armani gown trailing behind her. The flash of light caught the reflection of the diamond studs in her ears and the rope of pearls around her neck. She held her head high, angled her face so that the cameras caught the sharpness ...

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Jasmine

She was smart. Really smart. At six years old, she raked in nearly a hundred dollars with her first lemonade stand, because she offered a handful of free peanuts with every cup. She sprinkled extra salt on the peanuts and charged a dollar per glass. Fifty cents for refills. At ten years old, she gave her friends tattoos with the ...

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Hayley

Her life was perfect. She had a great job that she loved, both of her parents were still alive and talked to her often, she had a husband and three beautiful children, and she was healthy. She should have wanted for nothing. But there was something missing. Something that she couldn’t quite name. It wasn’t another child. Her youngest, Emily, ...

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Dana

“Donna, go get me a sandwich.” She looked up from the files she’d been reading—and editing—and pressed her lips together to keep herself from correcting her boss, who never seemed able to get her name right, no matter how many times he tried. “Yes, Mr. Benson,” she said instead, accepting his credit card and the lime green post-it with his ...

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Adrienne

Her side still ached. It had been nearly a month since the bullet grazed her hip and she still had a limp, though she refused to walk with the cane Emmett had fashioned for her—much to his disapproval. “We’re walking nearly twenty miles a day, Dre,” he’d said, once, offering his hand to help her over a fallen oak tree. ...

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The Future. New Athens, New York

It was the year 4050 and seeing aliens on the streets of New York wasn’t a big deal. Well, until Adrian meets a very horny one who would do about anything to get him to bump her hard in the nearest dark alley.         The Future. New Athens, New York.   Adrian swore under his breath as ...

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A motel, North Carolina

A one-afternoon stand.       A motel, North Carolina. 01:51pm   “You shouldn’t have come here with me.” I stared at her and wondered what she was talking about. An hour ago, I met her at the fair and a conversation had led to the question about where she lived. She had happily told me that she was on ...

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63, Jacksonville

  It was a pool party at a rich boy’s house. It ended up to be a group sex in a Jacuzzi.       63, Jacksonville. 6:23pm.   Ryan was splattering water all over the girls in the pool while the other boys were laughing hysterically. It turned out to be a lively party after all and Peyton was ...

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