Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Big Hands, I know you're the one

Big hands, I know you're the one




"So, he's not that bad, is he?" Joey wanted to know about Sunny while they(he and Dakota) were at the grocery store deli buying lunch to take to the park,

He'd missed Easter with her, but it sounded like she'd been to plenty of Easter egg hunts and was doted with a pretty spring frock from Ducky's mother.

Still, Dakota was being a little indifferent these days, as if he'd have to try harder to win her back. Yet, he was glad she was at Xander and Ducky's. He felt calm about her getting everything she needed. He wasn't certain he could give her everything, especially his attention..all the time.

He let her pick her favorites. Of course, chicken strips, not chicken legs and she wanted mac and cheese, too.

"I bet its not as good as Xander's." He remembered.

"He makes a lot of stuff now." She told him that Xander was staying home these days. He wasn't going to the University now and he wasn't a medic, anymore.

"Huh." Joey didn't know. Here he was worrying about finding a better job. Perhaps, it was something to take his mind off Chelsea.

Yet, he felt certain he needed to think about his future with Dakota. What could he do, to provide for her?

He paid for the sack lunch and added a few soda's to his hand held basket. They turned to leave, but there was a young woman with a baby. It was like a blast from the past. Joey was sure he was seeing things.

His feet wouldn't move as she walked toward him.

"Becca?" He could barely say. There eyes met and Joey thought he might faint.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Be careful what you wish for

be careful what you wish for




Wasn't this what she'd been waiting for? Going to those dinner parties at Effy and Jamie's apartment?

Of course, Corina looked as if she wasn't interested. Perhaps, it was a persistent scowl she had these days. Nothing seemed to be going her way. She guessed she should have been happy when Effy invited her when she found her at the University Coffee Shop.

"Only, if I can bring a date." Corina was straight lipped.

"But..but you don't have, too." Effy's big eyes looked as if she might have a surprise waiting for Corina, or she was so surprised that Corina would have a date. "Or you seeing someone?"

Corina only laughed, doing her best to be coy.

"Who'll be there, anyway?" Corina pursed her lips as if it had to be a list of people she would want to associate with.

"Um, Howie has been coming. Sometimes, Gabby comes too."

"Did she break up with the library shelver?" Corina wanted to know. Honestly, she saw enough of Will as it was. She didn't need to see him outside of work.

"I dunno." Effy shrugged. "I hadn't asked, but he never comes."

"Hmm.." Corina was a little suspicious of Gabby and Howie. "Do you think they're a couple?"

"I think they're just friends." Effy nodded.

"Friends with benefits." Corina hugged herself hard. She didn't think Howie was nearly as perfect as he used to be. She was beginning to dislike him more and more. Perhaps, it had to do that he had no interest in her, anymore.

Effy sighed as if she didn't like Corina's attitude.

"Only, if I can bring a date." Corina didn't really want to come.

"But, really, you don't need a date." Effy told her.

Corina turned and marched toward the commons area, across from the bookstore.

She needed a date or she wouldn't go. She could just stay up late on her iphone watching You Tube. Naturally, she felt a little sad these days. Depressed, she guessed.

Would she ever be happy again?

She went into the student's art gallery. There were some dark fantasy paintings. Some were more fan fiction with Star Wars icons while others looked as if they'd drawn it... then colored it like a therapeutic exercise.

"These look so juvenile." A voice came from overhead.

She looked up, unsure how to respond. Finally, the tall skinny guy stood beside her. She looked him over, but remained silent.

"You, are so right." She said with a nod. He nodded back.

"Want to go to this dinner party with me?" She said it as if it was only a joke.

"What time?" He wanted to know.

"Oh." She looked at him. This guy wanted to go out with her? Corina almost laughed.

Monday, April 24, 2017

its not so unfortunate

its not so unfortunate




"Oh, I dunno..sounds like a horrible idea." Jamie shook his head. Why would Effy want her brother to meet Corina?

"I dunno what else to do." She seemed quite overwhelmed with work, and yet so determined to have her Friday night dinner party.

"Next thing you know, you'll be inviting your ex over." He couldn't help but say. He took a piece of raw potato before she tossed it in the hot oil to fry.

She gave him the eye, as if this was no time to get in an argument while she was cooking. Jamie shrugged. 

"I bet he's lonely." Effy told him.

"I doubt it. I mean, he works...he goes to school. He doesn't have time for anyone." Jamie told her.

"I'm just trying to help." She was almost in a pout. "Its all my fault that he moved here, anyway." Effy said she doubted he liked it here.

"I haven't heard a complaint." Jamie shrugged.

Effy stirred at the fries to keep them from sticking. Jamie knew his mother would be horrified to know he was eating this many fried foods. Sometimes, they had egg-rolls and fries and then ramen. His mother hadn't checked up on them, once.

A part of him felt a little hurt, but then again, he'd taken Effy's side and not his Mom's.

Even now, about Effy's brother...he knew he needed to be on Effy's side. Still...

"I think you should let him decide. Don't go pushing your friend, off on your brother." Jamie told Effy. "You, might regret it."

"Its just dinner." Effy shrugged and went on with her fast food cooking. Honestly, she was the twenty-minute cook.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

on the horizon

on the horizon




Really, Bo was certain he might be a band roadie for life. He was grateful that Keith let him tag along. He could hardly wait for every sound check before the show. And since Keith's band usually played the weekend in the tri-state area, Bo could still keep his grades up to be ready for a weekend adventure.

Sure, he had his own band, but they didn't do many gigs. Mainly, at school..once a year. His group always helped out with the LGBT concert, just because. It wasn't a paying gig, but it was the experience he needed.

After all, it was just the three of them and Barry and Andy were going off to college soon. So, Bo had all the time in the world to be a band roadie for the summer.

He guessed that's what this was about when Louis called him in one late afternoon.

"So..if you don't mind me asking, where's that girl, who's always here?" Bo winced. Of course, he knew her name. It was Gabby. And she did a lot around here, keeping the place looking so clean and nice. She'd fetch you a sandwich if you asked. Of course, he never did, but he knew how some of the band guys took advantage of her. Sometimes, she even did their laundry.

Honestly, he felt she was overworked, but she always did it with a smile.

"Oh. HER." Louis was looking over some paperwork, but he sounded as if Gabby was just ridiculous. "We had to let her go." Louis was Mr. Business, as usual.

"What?" Bo set up straight in his chair. "What did she do?" Bo's eyes lit, as if he might be her number one fan.

Louis' lips curled up as if Bo would never have to know. He pushed a contract forward.

"Um, we think you've got talent." Louis went on to say not another word about Gabby.

Bo looked at him, as if he wondered how would Louis know.

"We've had a scout out, she sees your potential." Louis assured him.

"But..but I'm only a band roadie." Bo made his own hours. He didn't multi-task like Gabby.

"Well, those days are over." Louis' smile was open as if he knew the secret of everything.

Bo looked over the record contract. They had his entire summer already scheduled with music festivals and hometown fairs, even some Universities.

Bo winced. This was serious. He pressed his lips tight, thinking it over.

"I won't do it, unless..."

"Unless what?" Louis' stern look made Bo a little nervous.

"Unless, Gabby can be my manager." Bo looked him straight in the eye. He had no idea he could handle a tour. He didn't even have a band.

"If we must." Louis said under his breath. He handed a pen over for Bo to sign a new start of everything.