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  1. Dabeagle

    Chapter 2

    There have been many characters with the tendency, the one I like was from Bones.
  2. Dabeagle

    Chapter 2

    Jack brought me back to my car. I had to run home to take care of a couple of things and get permission to skip dinner at home – usually not a problem – and Jack had to do the same. I parked on the street, since my mom would be home soon and my dad's car was already in the driveway. Until recently my dad had worked at an accounting firm, but they'd gone through another round of layoffs. One of their accounts, a tire chain, had gotten into serious financial trouble, and they’d discovered that one of the teams at my dad's office was skimming cash from the client's account. How they survi
  3. Dabeagle

    Chapter 4

    Weinerdog beat me to it. I may be strange, but I have things from my own childhood that still come back some days.
  4. Dabeagle

    Chapter 1

    I was contacted about the series thing. It's great in concept as a feature, but the occasion for me to use it is far too seldom for me to remember.
  5. Dabeagle

    Chapter 1

    The version of Your Song mentioned is from the Moulin Rouge soundtrack. I had a boss in a grocery store named Ken with a bad comb-over and a silly loyalty to a company who couldn't have cared less about him. I once came to work with a hurt wrist, wrapped in a bandage and in a attempt to 'catch me' he threw a box of paper towels at me to see if I'd catch it. I let it drop and stared at him while he smiled and told me he'd been testing me. One of the beer distributors gave him a six pack or case or something for xmas and he threw it on the shelf and smiled, stuck his tongue up against his upper
  6. Dabeagle

    Chapter 1

    The first day of summer vacation should be spent sleeping in until noon because you stayed up until four the night before. It should be about a lazy taste of freedom and the release from educational obligations. Unfortunately, my parents don't see it the same way. That's why I found myself in the shower and getting ready for work, instead of lying in bed being mildly aggravated with my boyfriend. Jack is a reason all on his own for mild aggravation. I love the guy, but that doesn't mean he's perfect. He can be so dense sometimes. He really can't take hints, and while he prefers it if I'm
  7. Set a few months after the conclusion of Panic! The story switches to Derry's point of view and the challenges of dating life, complicated by the problems of other people and how they affect your relationship.
  8. It took a few days but Pat came back to me one morning while I was working on an old Toyota's exhaust. “Hey,” he said. “Uh, we still mad at that person?” I looked at him seriously. “Yes, we are.” He rubbed his chin. “Okay, so. I was down at the pub, and this guy I know...well, know is kind of strong, but we're acquaintances I guess you'd say.” “Yeah.” “So he works over at this place on Creek Road, right? A dealer went out and this guy bought the building thinking it looks all big and official, so he could run a used car lot from it – guaranteed money, ri
  9. Dabeagle

    Chapter 13

    I loved my Bunn for years! I drink less coffee now, relying more on an electric kettle for tea. Still, if it weren't for my kids emptying my tea to make coffee, I'd still be using my Bunn.
  10. Wednesday morning was a glorious clusterfuck. I've never seen Benji before his coffee, and it was fucking hilarious. His hair was sticking up, his eyes were blinking like the idea of light was a new thing and he seemed to have no real sense of depth perception. It was adorable and hilarious wrapped up in one. I got him to the shower and woke him up before bringing him back to his apartment. “No more sleepovers until you have a coffee machine,” he grumbled. “I'll get one today after work,” I promised. He made us coffee and Gwen wandered out from the bathroom where she'd
  11. After a few hours at the school, Luca and I had lunch, and then we decided to head back to our apartment. I put my phone on the bed and turned the speaker on to call my mom. I figured I should go through all the clothes I'd brought with me and make some space for Benji's stuff – he sure as hell was going to be spending some nights here. “Ryan? Where are you?” my mother asked, voice tight. “At my apartment,” I said, voice feeling strained. “Luca and I moved in. Didn't dad tell you?” “Well he...Ryan, this is a rash decision. Why don't we talk about it?” I shrugged
  12. Dabeagle

    Chapter 11

    And so we did. I guess Id' better gt moving.
  13. Dabeagle

    Chapter 11

    They didn't know who George was? I just loved George Carlin - I can only think what he'd have done with the current events.
  14. We made the rest of the trip back to his house talking idly about what needed to be moved on Monday. I was yawning and crashed pretty quickly in the spare room. I peeled off my clothes until I was down to my underwear and slid beneath the covers. I pulled my phone out and called Benji. “Hey. How are you holding up, babe?” he asked. “I'm good,” I said. I told him my theory on how my parents and I needed the break and so forth. I told him how Annie'd already had my mom too pissed off to form individual words by the time I'd gotten home. We talked a little, but I was yawning, so h
  15. Dabeagle

    Chapter 10

    LOL And hey. We hit 50.
  16. Dabeagle

    Chapter 10

    Ryan is evil? What? Give me whatever you're drinking!
  17. Dabeagle

    Chapter 10

    This takes place after Corners, so it's easier to see - from a distance - when Nathaniel lights up over Ethan.
  18. “So what you enjoy for relaxation is work, huh?” he asked me about four. “Well. I might work on my car or something, but yeah. I like the shop, making it run better. I feel good when I complete a job,” I explained. “Well, as much as I enjoy you being manly, I have a pet-sitting job tonight, so I need to go get ready.” “Oh, you have to leave?” I asked, disappointment clear in my voice. “Oh, come on now,” he said, blushing. He approached me and put his hands in his pockets. “I'm going to get a fat head if I think you miss me when I'm gone.” I leaned forwar
  19. Dabeagle

    Chapter 9

    43. Very consistent.
  20. Dabeagle

    Chapter 10

    Because they are part of the wider Sanitaria Springs universe, they will pop up from time to time. Isaac makes a cameo in Panic 2, releasing soon.
  21. Dinner was unremarkable. My sister wasn't speaking to me, but I talked to my folks. Dad was really concerned that Luca was going to live on his own. Who was going to make sure he got an education? His parents might compete to send him to a school, but who would make sure he went and did his work? Nagging about things like this was how my father showed his love – it was the most smothering kind of love I know. “Dad says you want to go register for school?” my mom asked. “Yep. Luca and I were talking today. I think he'll go with me.” “That's good. You both can study here
  22. Dabeagle

    Chapter 8

    43 Reactions. I just seem to recall something used to happen at 50. Was that right?
  23. Dabeagle

    Chapter 8

    Hmm. 43.
  24. Dabeagle

    Chapter 8

    I so enjoy your comments! LOL
  25. Dabeagle

    Chapter 7

    At the same time, as 'ahem, tiny spoiler' my current project brings up, we are all commodities whether we sell our bodies because other people will pay for them - either as labor in an office, a store, a factory or on a webcam. The divide comes over what we are told is appropriate, what versions of selling ourselves are 'unseemly' or inappropriate. Whatever we do for a living, we are selling our bodies - the how can be our choice.
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