Chapter Six – All the World is a Stage, and I’m an understudy…

I wished I had just followed through with the call to Charles to pick me up and not allowed Robbie to drive me.  I hate awkward silence, and he was quiet and preoccupied the whole way back to the park.  There were a couple times that I imagined myself grabbing the steering wheel and jerking…

Chapter Five: Those Boys

The next week was a whirlwind.  I finally got the okay from both Celeste and Zella that we would throw Toby a welcome home party!  I would have liked a little more time to plan and get things just right, but I had some tricks up my sleeves that I hoped would make the night…

Magnetic

As a teen, I wondered what would make me more attractive to those around me. I knew I wouldn't be the most beautiful or the most talented or even the most talkative (shocking, I know!), but I wanted to be someone who stood out. I struggled to feel important and even necessary at some points.…