Mindy’s Secret

Mindy’s father hated me, especially when he found out we were more than friends. I couldn’t help that I fell in love with his daughter, and she couldn’t help that she fell head-over-heels for me. She was white, and I was half-black. Mindy’s father, Jim, said people should stick to their own race. Mindy andContinue reading “Mindy’s Secret”

Dance on Purpose

“I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I didn’t exactly fit in,” Shannon said, pulling her auburn bangs back behind her ear.  She blinked back tears, making them fall faster. “I mean, I wasn’t exactly model material. Besides, I was too insecure to go on a date with you in high school.” So what theContinue reading “Dance on Purpose”

Faithful Spare Tire

“Fucking bastard,” I said, kicking the tire. “Ouch. That fucking hurt.” We were on our way to Hannah’s Mom’s house for Thanksgiving. The distance from here to Seattle was 100 miles. We’d traveled half the way when our tire blew out. And being me, I’d forgotten to pack a spare. The cool air brushed againstContinue reading “Faithful Spare Tire”

The Unwanted Boyfriend (Don’t Call Me Again)!

“So, it’s over just like that?” I said before I could say another word, she hung up. For a few seconds, I pleaded my case even though she couldn’t hear it. So, I kind of have been stalking Mary, but that’s not the point. The point is, I’d been working my ass off, trying toContinue reading “The Unwanted Boyfriend (Don’t Call Me Again)!”

Bloody Sunday Drive

Every Sunday, Tara and I would go for a long Sunday drive. It was something her parents did, and it rubbed off on me. We’d have a couple of beers in a cooler or red wine or hell, anything with alcohol, and just head for the hills. In Yakima, Washington, there are plenty of placesContinue reading “Bloody Sunday Drive”

Tables Turned

“Where have you been, young lady?” Mark said, folding the newspaper and adjusting his glasses. This was the third night in a row that Hannah was out with her shady friends. He’d talked about this a thousand times, but it never sunk in that Mark was looking out for her best interests. She thought heContinue reading “Tables Turned”

The Uber Date – Kindle Edition

Where is she? I glanced at my watch. She should be here by now. I folded my arms across my chest. It’s too cold to be waiting for an Uber. The December air whipped through my jacket and numbed my fingers. My first date in ten years, and I was going to be late. Screw myContinue reading “The Uber Date – Kindle Edition”

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