Tag: college

  • The Dishwasher

    The dishwasher had been broken for months before anyone noticed. I didn’t want to tell my family because I knew what they would do. I knew I would have to pay for the damage even though I hadn’t been the one to break the dishwasher. I was the scapegoat – the black sheep – of…

  • Short End of the Stick

    I always knew I had the short end of the stick being that I had two older brothers.  I wanted to be with them for every hour of every day.  I wanted to do everything they did and sometimes they let me and sometimes they didn’t.  My parents obliged my fantasies of playing flag football,…

  • Square One

    “Square one? We’re really back to square one? How could we possibly be back here? We’ve been working on this for weeks!!” I knew my voice was getting hysterical, but I couldn’t help it.  “Listen. I don’t know what you want me to say, but our plan isn’t going to work. Riley has figured out…

  • Finding Andre

    I knew I would never drink alcohol because I knew exactly what it did to people. I watched my family break, then heal, only to break into pieces again. Which why it was so confusing for me to find Andre. Andre was the first person I met the first day I walked onto my college…

  • College Life

    I was short on patience as I stared at Blake. He was on the edge of making one of the biggest decisions of his life, but instead of reading through the materials the college had sent him, he was opening a beer. This was the chance we had been waiting for and he was opening…

  • Rich and Famous

    All I ever wanted to be was famous. For people to know who I was. I went through most of my school life feeling like I was invisible. Even though she would never admit it, I was sure my mother had never wanted to have kids. My father disappeared when I was three and never…

  • Evaluate

    “I should have thought about this before I came. If I had thought about it, I knew the night would take this turn,” I whispered to myself as I watched the party spiral out of control. Part of me was horrified while the other part of me was mesmerized by how everyone was acting. I…

  • The Architect

    I didn’t know nerves until I started my first day of my senior year of college. Until that sunny September day, I had never had an identity crisis. But the first step into the cool, dimly lit library, I felt my perception of life change. The truth was I had spent my entire life thinking…

  • My Roommate

    I always knew my roommate was into some odd things, but I never knew how far she had fallen. It was her charisma, her charm, that pulled me in. I had always been told I was naïve and a little too loyal to those I would blindly follow, but I always thought I was going…

  • The Letter

    “This came in the mail yesterday, do you know what it is?”  I delicately held the envelope out to my sister and hoped she knew what was going on.  “Did you open it?”  Amanda said ripping it out of my hands and holding it behind her back.  I stared at her blankly.  Was it not…