I have been doing a great job not thinking about him for the past 20 years. At least, I think I have… What I mean is, I hadn’t been thinking about him much at all, lately. And I strongly believe this is what being an adult is all about. You face your responsibilities and stick … Continue reading Chapter 1 – Adulthood
Everything about Brian Krakow has always felt safe. Familiar. Even his hair smells like home and plaid. There’s nothing more comforting than knowing that someone loves you enough to never let go. Unconditionally. As if you were flawless… or from a different world and they were not worthy of you or something. It makes you … Continue reading Chapter 2 – House of cards
I wouldn’t exactly say I envy high school kids. At all. But there are certain times when I do. Like, when I think about the fact that some of them actually have a chance to be in Ricky’s class… ’cause I don’t know of anyone who would be more meant to do that. Teaching, that … Continue reading Chapter 3- Mr. Vasquez
It took me a long time to accept that sex and love didn’t necessarily have to co-exist. It’s like… you can still have an apple, when you actually wanted strawberry ice cream… because you may be just hungry or something. Maybe so much you can’t control yourself… like eating it wasn’t even completely your choice. It … Continue reading Chapter 4 – Consequences
I never had anything in common with Delia Fisher. Other than the fact that she was my husband’s first real girlfriend I thought she would play no part in my life. But, eventually, I was forced to observe her. Delia and I went to business school together. Still, we never really talked. And, even when … Continue reading Chapter 5 – Delia Fisher.
It is always so comforting to wake up when you are having a nightmare and realize that the situation you were in was not real. Like, when you notice your teeth are actually still… there. Ricky had a beautiful wedding yesterday. Absolutely everybody was there. Because it’s Ricky. And he means too much for each … Continue reading Chapter 6 – Happiness
I wanted to be wrong, somehow. I wanted the universe to prove to me that my teenage memories where in fact just a version of reality. A very distorted one. I hoped for his eyes to not sparkle anymore. I secretly hoped he’d be so different I wouldn’t be attracted to him at all when … Continue reading Chapter 7 – Expectations
Sharon is not accepting the fact that Rayanne and Jordan Catalano are going to be grandparents very well… and for reasons completely different than mine. Sharon is beautiful. She is the type of person who is so confident on her looks she will take pictures of herself eating, post them on social media and obviously … Continue reading Chapter 8 – Texts