A party popper went off suddenly, snapping Sam out of his sleep.
"Happy birthday, Eliza!" the crowd cheered in front of the birthday girl, who seemed less than enthusiastic, despite the smile she attempted to put on. It was Eliza's big day, her tenth birthday, and her aunt pulled out all the stops to celebrate her ascendance into double-digits. The party was being held in a local rec center, decorated as a makeshift ballroom. The girl wore her best clothes, if a little against her will, and all of her "friends" from school and family came to celebrate, some even with presents. However, this did little to distract Eliza from her real troubles.
What real troubles, you may ask? Well, long story short: Eliza's mother died three months ago. Yeah, bit of a downer. Her Aunt Jenny was more than happy to take her up, considering the girl didn't even know her father for more than her first two years of life, which happened to be the last two years of his. Sti
A Replacement BallerinaJacob was a teenager being dragged by his parents to his little sister's ballet recital. His white sneakers kicked back and forth on the white linoleum floor of the hallway and his hands sunk deep into the pockets of his denim blue jeans as he leaned against the wall, waiting for the show to start and the PA to announe that the show was going to start. His dark green T-shirt clung to his chest due to gravity and his short brown hair stuck to the back of his head as his green eyes caught sight of his sister, pointing to him and making "follow me" motions with her right hand. He sight as he straightened himself and followed her, eventually finding himself backstage.
"Okay, I'm here. Now what do you want Lisa?" He asked with a hint of annoyance,
"Vennesa isn't here yet!" Lisa responded with a trace of worry in her voice.
"What does that have to do with me?"
"I need you to replace her," Lisa replied frankly.
"What! How do you expect me to do that?" He whisper-yelled. Lisa suddenly cracked
A Star is Born TG AR Chapter 11As they finished up eating, there was a sound of a truck coming up the driveway.
"Oh, UPS! The driver is a former student, and a talker, you three go hide."
Chuck, Keira and Jake went into Chuck's office while Joan quickly put all the dishes in the dishwasher.
"Hey, Papa Chuck?"
"Why did the developer build the office side of this house to have two rooms upstairs with bathrooms? Bathrooms with stall showers? Kinda weird for an office."
"Actually, there are three good reasons for that. One, the developer, the head contractor and I all lived in L.A. So, we would sometimes all stay here if we didn't need to be in L.A. I didn't stay often, but sometimes. The file room up there was a larger bedroom which also has a bathroom. Second, the developer was divorced and had his kids on most weekends, so he would have them stay up here with him when he was busy. Third, he was contemplating selling
Valentine's Day 2010Valentine's Day
A Tf story
Lorelei sighed as she marked off another day on her calendar. Tomorrow was the couple's day, Valentine's Day, another day where she would be alone again. She looked to her mirror and looked at herself, seeing her long fizzy brown hair curl around her face, her thick black rimmed glasses covering her freckled cheeks and her hazel-gray eyes. She was cute in her own sort of way but was probably a little to "academic" for the shallow crowd that occupied today's high schools, and she couldn't help but feel a little ostracized for being who she was. She focused on her studies because it was all she could do since her social life was little to non-existent. She wasn't one for make-up and all the fuss it takes just to be presentable for someone to notice and she hoped that eventually the right one will show up and like her for who she is.
Anyway she thought Valentine's Day was another scam by the retailers to get some misguided guy to pony up some extra money jus