The Queen and I (chapter 3)

NOTE: Some character names have changed. Jimmy Merton has been renamed to Mingus Fears and Aaron Woodall has been renamed to Nathan Lao (although he’s not mentioned in this chapter). Some other names may be changed in the future.

 

Friday after school, and only after several texts requested my presence, I bike over to Jesse’s place and make myself at home on the couch, munching on wasabi peas, green tea KitKats, and shrimp crackers while Jesse and Sam sit on the carpet, a few inches away from the massive 65-inch OLED TV hanging on the wall in the middle of the living room. They’re playing Rocket League, yelling various juvenile insults into their headsets aimed toward the other players in the game, and generally ignoring my presence. When they finally lose, Sam decides he’s had enough, tosses his Xbox controller aside, and hops up on the other couch in the room. With his heavy frame, he sinks into the cushion and it would be funny if I hadn’t had the misfortune of witnessing it many times over.

“Yo, Lee, what’s up?” Sam says, finally acknowledging my presence.

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On Hiatus (again)

On Hiatus (again)

Forgot to mention this a month ago, but the blog is currently on hiatus because I’m writing a new novel. I’ll resume posting stories and new Madrigal chapters next month. Survival Game will likely be rebooted next year.

 

Fun Curse

Rattling away on the creaky keyboard, my attempt to finish entering this morning’s client details was interrupted by the looming stench of a greasy neckbeard who’d forgotten to shower three days in a row. I pinched my nose in contempt and waited for the man to pass my work station before I could breathe again.

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