Laszlo’s First Date and the Dance Festival

"So, how was your date last night?" Folami asked Laszlo. "What's with you?" "Nothing. I just asked you a question." "It's the way you asked it." "Never mind the way I asked the question, just answer it." "With your attitude, I have a good mind not to answer your question." "What's wrong with my attitude?" …

Anna Spots Matt

Anna was out jogging when she spotted Matt. He was just standing there outside of what she assumed was the condo building where he lived next to a bike which was probably his. She debated whether or not to go over there and talk to him. She was still really cut up about spilling the …

Their First Time

Melania was sitting on the stool she normally sat on whenever she visited Tanner at his place. It was a Saturday evening and she had been there since that morning. They spent the weekends together there. On Friday evenings, she made sure she did all of her homework and on Saturdays, she finished helping her …

Matt Calls Melania

It was the retirement party for Richard Forbes, the manager at the company. It was held at the Hilton Hotel in their biggest ballrooms. Melania showed up alone and felt underdressed when she saw the other guests. She hadn't planned on going but Mr. Forbes' secretary, Hannah had encouraged her to go. She got a …

A Painful Reminder

She stared at the mannequin.  It reminded her of the woman she’d seen him with.  A year after their breakup and shortly after her high-school graduation, she went to see him to tell him that she had made a terrible mistake breaking up with him and that she wanted him back. Then, she saw him …

An Unwanted Phone Call

Paul's cell rang. Without thinking, he answered it and grimaced when he heard Angie's voice. "What do you want?" he demanded. "I-I wanted to talk to you." "About what?" "About Nita. Why are you dating her, Paul?" "Why is that any of your business?" "Are you doing it to hurt me? Are you punishing me …

Matt’s News

Melania sat in her living-room, feeling depressed. It was two days before Christmas Eve. Matt had called her last week and told her about Gina's ultimatum. "Unless I stop seeing you, I can't see Cam," he said. Melania was appalled. "How could she do such a horrible and selfish thing like keeping Cam and you …

Unexpected News

Photo by Anne Higa As Matt exited the subway, he heard someone calling him.  He stopped and turned around.  It was Dr. Alvarez’s receptionist, Anna. “Hello, Matt” she said when she reached him.  “Hello, Anna.” “Do you usually take the subway?” “No.  I had a dental appointment downtown and decided to take the train instead.  …

The First Date

Tatiana Walters was heading home after class when she spotted Alexei Novik, the Belarusian guy who was in her Psychology class. They spoke a couple of times. He seemed quiet and reserved. She liked him and wondered if he would think her very forward if she were to ask him out on a date. She …

Shiloh

Everyone came to him for advice and to vent about something. Perhaps it was because he was easy to talk to and most of the young people didn't feel comfortable talking to other adults, least of all their parents. Or perhaps, it was because he was the Guidance Counselor at Sunnyside High School. Most of …

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