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Monthly Archives: November 2015

Black Friday – Part 1

As Jeremy walked out of the food court, sucking the last thick remnants of chocolate shake through the narrow straw, he shook his head as he maneuvered his way around the snaking line that was partially blocking the front of the Chick-fil-a.

He whistled in disbelief as he investigated where the line was heading to. The starting point for the queue was to the side of the new Devious Majik store that had opened up recently–although currently its gothic iron gates were sealed shut.

“Hey Germ!” he heard a familiar squeal utter and unwelcome nickname–one he hadn’t heard in at least six months. “Germ! Germ! Over here!”

“Great, Bekka….” he sighed as he chomped back down on the straw and started to suck, moving rapidly, looking down at the tile floor and attempting to ignore the voice, but, unfortunately, he moved in the wrong direction.

“Jeremy! Didn’t you hear me calling for you?” a hand reached out and grabbed his arm.

Crap. Jeremy thought to himself. This was going to be awkward.

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Cards (2nd Draft) – Part 11

“So Jamie, how are you enjoying your little visit the past couple of days?” Karen asked patting her on the head in a condescending manner. If it wasn’t for the fact that this girl was now nearly twice her age, nearly a head taller, and a girl, Jim would have punched her in the nose.… Continue Reading

Cards (2nd Draft) – Part 10

It was like tuning a radio from overlapping signals to the clarity of just one strong station. The overwhelming flow of thoughts all focused into one at the same moment. It was a strange sensation. Compounding that was the feelings associated with the poster on the wall. One moment, Nick Jonas was causing a disconcerting,… Continue Reading

Cards (2nd Draft) – Part 09

“Where are they?” Becky demanded, kneeling on the metal bleachers, glaring intensely at her sister. “Where are what?” Rachel said innocently. “You know what I’m talking about Rachel Ann” Becky countered. “The cards??? Where are the cards you stole from my room?” Stephanie gasped and Amanda pulled her knees up to her chest nervously. Rachel… Continue Reading

Cards (2nd Draft) – Part 08

Jim’s brain started back up after 8 hours of rest. His eyes closed, he felt the warm body pressed up against his back, one arm draped across his shoulder–the other wrapped around his mid section and enjoyed how nice it all felt to be this close to Becky again. He tried to piece together the… Continue Reading

Cards (2nd Draft) – Part 07

Somehow, for the past half hour that she had been a she, Jim had managed to push the reality of the situation out of her pretty little head. Acting almost on autopilot, she had gotten through the ordeal of dinner by just doing the things the male Jim would do. In fact, unless she looked… Continue Reading

Cards (2nd Draft) – Part 06

“So Jem, what toppings do you want?” Mr. Parks’ smile beamed down at the girl before him. Little did he know that the girl before him wasn’t really a girl at all. Well, at the moment she was, but a moment earlier he wasn’t. Jim, or rather, the newly christened, ‘Jem’ took a shaky step… Continue Reading

Cards (2nd Draft) – Part 05

Mr. Parks opened up the closet to put his coat away when he was startled by a young girl hiding in the dark. “Rachel, who’s your new friend?” He laughed as he realized he had startled this girl more than she had startled him. She was white as a ghost. “Hi, I’m Rachel’s dad.” he… Continue Reading

Cards (2nd Draft) – Part 04

Jim’s arms were draped over the steering wheel, his feet barely touching the floorboard. He sniffled, wiping his runny nose with the slightly baggy sleeves of the shirt he borrowed from Rachel earlier in the evening. He hadn’t cried like that since he was a kid. He chuckled a bit at that thought. There was… Continue Reading

Cards (2nd Draft) – Part 03

“What the hell are you DOING!!!???” Jim screamed out from the back seat as the entire van rocked violently to the left, threatening to topple over. Rachel was thrown up against him, her weight and G-forces effectively pinning him against the window where he saw the oncoming Prius swerve away mere inches from the back… Continue Reading