Chapter Eighty-Six: “I don’t care if music is helping her get over the death of her husband because it is killing me”

Jemima was beginning to suspect that she and Noel were not in fact in a complex and vague, yet loving relationship together. Their weekend away to Amanda’s engagement party had not provided the clarity she’d been hoping for. They hadn’t been out together since and it had been two weeks. They spoke at work, but […]

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Chapter Eighty-Two: “You’re six foot a billion and she’s not far behind”

Bear had developed a crush on Sasha. It was a typical school boy crush too. He tried to find excuses to be near her, he memorized her favourite bands, and he had once caught himself imagining what their children would look like. “Well, they’d be giants,” Oscar told him when he’d admitted his feelings. “You’re […]

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Chapter Seventy-Nine: “What do I want to get drunk in a forest in the dead of the night for?”

Jemima’s high school friend Amanda was having an engagement party for herself in their home town of Birchwood. Jemima, who didn’t really want to go for several reasons, starting with the three-hour bus ride and ending with the guest list, which was comprised of her entire high school graduating class, was at least pleased that […]

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