Tag Archives: Jessi

The Plain Girl

Jessica spun around with her back turned to the plain blonde girl in the mirror. She truly was ordinary in every way. There was nothing different about her at all. But she was Jessica’s favorite. “I know you’re still there,” … Continue reading

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Green Peace

Annie’s face bore an empty expression, her hands clutched around her knees. The shimmering light filtering through the gently rustling leaves was the only hint of animation. Even her breaths were so shallow they were imperceptible. “VACANCY” was tattooed across … Continue reading

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The Barkless Prairie Dog

It was during extra hours in the school library, just before our winter vacation, that I noticed a boy who spent even more time in there than I did, peeking over the top of his book at me. His hair … Continue reading

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What If?

It was a night we could never talk about without everyone calling us crazy, or maybe even liars. I remember it ever so clearly. Jessi and Missy and I sat around a table, huddled in the darkness of Jessi’s attic. … Continue reading

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Sex on the Beach

The driftwood sculpture danced in the flickering light of the beach fire. Missy and Tyler sat cuddled underneath the cavorting images set against the white glow of the fire light illuminating the ocean mist. Annie sucked down the last of … Continue reading

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Over the River

Jessi was starting to get irritated. The two girls had been climbing up through the forest for almost an hour. Evergreens, abundant and close-knit, groped at them as they wove their way upward along the edge of the ravine. Occasionally, … Continue reading

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Class of ‘02

Jessi asked me the strangest question today. Not to date myself or anything, but this school year marks the 10th anniversary of the class of ’02. As far as I know, there hasn’t been a reunion scheduled, and for as … Continue reading

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Mrs. Whitaker’s Peaches

I was six the summer Jessi and I figured out how to get up onto the roof of Mrs. Whitaker’s gardening shed. Mrs. Whitaker was an elderly lady who lived alone on the neighboring property over our back fence. A … Continue reading

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The Wizard of San Loco

The summer after we promoted from middle school, Jessi’s family took me and Missy along with them on a vacation to San Loco. The Warren’s always treated me as if I was their own, and I sometimes wondered if trips … Continue reading

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The Cove

April 1st is opening day of abalone season and it was our first dive of the year. The early morning breeze rushing in from the cove was bitter cold and I was shivering uncontrollably as Jessi and I stood naked … Continue reading

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