Get to know Nikki and Flora as they navigate the next steps of their lives in Life Begins Here – Part One.
I’ve written 3 different mini-series on my blog (mystery, fantasy, and romance). Now, it’s time for a coming-of-age tale. Enjoy!
Life Begins Here – Part One
I rolled onto her back, holding an open magazine over my head. “When you’re rich and have a family of your own to care for, can I come to your house on holidays? It’s no doubt that my parents will disown me when they find out.”
Flora flicked the brush with clear liquid over her painted nails. She twirled around in the desk chair and blew on her pinkie. “It’s not the end of the world that you didn’t get in, Nikki. Get a part-time job, then apply again next year.”
“I applied to four colleges that I actually wanted to attend, and another three that would make my parents happy. How is it possible that every single one of them rejected me?”
“Hey, you were waited-listed for one.”
I threw my magazine on the floor and went to the bookshelf to grab another off the stack. “I’m an idiot, Flo. That’s how it’s possible. My essays were junk and my grades this year were sub-par. Less than sub-par. Moronic. Non-existent. What am I going to do?”
Flora twisted the cap onto the nail polish and fanned her hand as she crossed the bedroom. “Honestly, I know you weren’t trying that hard this year. You don’t even want to go to college. You flunked on purpose.”
“I wish that were the reason. I’m just stupid.”
“You were distracted after your brother abandoned you.”
I nudged Flora as I returned to the bed. “He didn’t abandon me. He ran off with his girlfriend’s band.”
“And you’ve been looking for closure ever since.” Flora sat next to me on the edge of the bed. “Maybe you need an adventure this summer.”
“What kind of adventure?”
“One that involves finding your brother.”
To be continued…
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