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    Farewell Party p1

      Sue and I got home soon enough after working that night to be late for Kati’s farewell party. Kati was my older sister who was being forced to go to college in pursuit of a law degree by our mother. She’d never wanted to go to college, or at least not to be a lawyer anyway. Instead, she wanted to go travel around with her boyfriend and his band of alternative rock grungies. Well, all I could think was that at least she’d have some fun before she found him with one of his “biggest fans”. “Dakota Louise Riley, you’re late,” my mother said sternly as I entered the…

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    Strangers p3

      “I don’t think so.” I said, and then nodded toward the girl. “See how her smile is bigger than his? She’s clearly more into him and he is her. I think you’re fine.” She smiled in a way that said she knew I had no idea if that was true and said, “Thanks.” We were quiet after that, Sue continuing to watch him and his partner while I scoped out my new target. I had recently broken up with the soccer star, Luke, who though he was a good kisser wasn’t as good with regular conversation unless it was about him. I was ready for something new, someone who…