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Exceprt #6

Matt’s mom and Emma walked into the house after coming home from the doctor’s. Emma took off her shoes, and placed them by the wall. His mom pulled her into a hug.
“Emma dear, are you going to be okay?” Emma nodded, and made her way upstairs to wait for Matt. It wouldn’t take him long to get home, so she decided to check Facebook. No one was on, so she turned off the computer, and laid down on his bed.
Matt came in a few minutes later, and laid down on the bed beside her. He turned on his side and held her close to him. “Hey baby, are you okay?” Emma sat up straight, and motioned for him to sit beside her.
“Hun, we need to talk. Really bad.”
“Okay, what is it?” He asked, taking a hold of her hand. She squeezed it gently and looked into his anxious blue eyes.
“I really don’t know how to say it. But, um . . .” She looked away, and then back at him. “I’m two months late.”
“You’re – Oh my God.” He pulled her into a hug, and she started to cry. Matt held her tighter, and wiped the tears from her eyes. “Baby, it’s going to be okay. I promise.” He kissed her forehead, and pulled her into another hug.
“My mom’s going to fucking kill me.” She half laughed.
“Well, you’re going to be eighteen in a few days. You can probably get away with waiting.”
“Can I just not tell her?”
“No, you can’t do that. Just wait a few days. Until then, mum wouldn’t care if you stayed here.” He pulled her close and laughed. “Hey, at least we can have sex without a condom now.” Emma laughed and shook her head.
“Oh my God. What about Amy? She’s going to be an aunt. I don’t know how I’m going to tell her either!”
“It can wait. My faced doesn’t need to be slapped today.” Matt teased.
Excerpt #5
“Morning Emma, how are you –?” She was interrupted by Emma running to the bathroom. Matt looked over at his mom, and her eyes were wide with surprise. “Matt dear, go get some blankets and pillows, and make a bed on the couch for her.” She went over to the bathroom door when Matt went upstairs. Emma came out, and his mom pulled her into a hug. “Are you okay, dear?”

“I don’t know, but I’m going to lay down.” She led Emma to the couch that Matt had set up.
“Now just lay down and relax. I’m going to make you a doctor’s appointment.” Matt sat down on the couch Emma wasn’t laying on, and held her hand. Emma smiled, and gently squeezed his hand. His mom went into the kitchen and opened a window, thinking maybe a scent made her sick.
Pretty soon it was time for Matt to go to school, and his mom came into the living room. “Emma, do you notice anything that makes you particularly sick?”
“I don’t know. There’s just some smells of food that make me want to throw up.” His mom looked at her with worry in her eyes. “What do you think it is?”
“Well dear. It could be a few things.” She patted Emma’s hand. “I’m just not sure if it’s one thing or the other.” Emma looked at her quizzically. “We’re just going to have to go to the doctor’s to find out.”


Excerpt #4

Most of the morning went by with the teachers saying how after high school you have to grow up. Matt was sitting in English class while his teacher gave another lecture about life outside high school He was tapping his pen on the desk when Mr. Schneider said something that caught his attention.
“. . .I know you guys are tired of hearing us lecture about life after high school. My teachers used to say the same damned things, and I couldn’t wait until they shut up. But, I really wished I would’ve listened to them.” He sat down on the nearest desk. No one was talking, and he knew that everyone was listening to him.
“I’m going to tell you all something. I probably shouldn’t, but it’s a necessary learning experience. In high school, I had a girlfriend that I was going out with for two years. The last few days of school were filled with parties, and we both went to every one of them.” He took a deep breath, and looked at everyone. “We had unprotected sex one night, and we were drinking so we didn’t care. Everything was going great, and we graduated from high school a few days later.
“One night, a few weeks later, I got a call from her, and she told me something I never expected. She was three weeks late, and was leaving me for someone else.” Matt understood how Mr. Schneider felt. He was worrying about Emma, and the few times they had unprotected sex.
“I know that may never happen to any of you, and maybe it will. But, just know that life gets harder as you get older. Accidents happen, but they can be prevented, too.” The bell rang for afternoon classes to start, and Matt had to go to work study with Mischance.
Excerpt #3
Mischance laid down on Jackie’s bed, and she laid her head on his chest. Jackie’s parents didn’t know he was even there. They came home around midnight and nobody was awake.
“Babe, what do you think of us moving to California?” Jackie asked.
“I really can’t believe it. I truly thought that we’d all be stuck in this town forever.” He pulled out a cigarette and took a drag before handing it to Jackie.
“Yeah, I know what you mean. So, are you coming with me to see if we can find somewhere to stay?”
“Right after graduation on Wednesday. But, how long are we staying? And Where?”
“Probably not until Sunday night. I thought Jimmy told you we were staying at this apartment that he stayed at.”
“Nope, I have no clue of what’s going on. Do you have any idea if anyone else is staying at the same apartment?”
“The only thing I know about the place is that we’re staying there, and it’s not far from an all ages club.” Mischance laughed and Jackie looked up at him. “What’s so funny?”
“Let me guess. The only reason you decided to stay there was because the all ages club is right down the road.”
“You know it.” Jackie kissed him and snuggled up against him. Mischance wrapped an arm around her waist and lightly kissed the top of her head. “Hey babe, I think we need to talk about something.”
“What is it?”
“Well, about our separation. I think we should talk about it before we just move on with our lives.” She sat up and kissed his cheek before taking in a deep breath. “Okay. I just want to say I’m so sorry for breaking up with you. I really hated myself the whole time for that.”
“Baby, it’s okay. I know why you did it. It was probably the best thing for me.”
“No. No, it’s not okay. And it wasn’t the best thing. I should’ve been there to help you!”
“Jackie, I didn’t want help, remember? I kept pushing everyone away that tried to help me.”
“You didn’t push me away! I fucking pushed you away when you wouldn’t stop drinking and doing drugs.” She wiped away a tear before he could notice. “I didn’t even answer your calls. What if you were hurt, and needed someone there?”
“But, I didn’t get hurt, and I didn’t need anyone.”
“What if you did though. I wouldn’t be there. I wasn’t there for the person I cared most about, even if he didn’t need help. I wasn’t there for the person laying next to me and who I love so much.”
“Jackie . . ., Baby, I love you with all my heart. You know, maybe that time of separation did me some good.” He wiped away a tear that she didn’t catch in time. “You know what it showed me? Well, really taught me? It taught me that I need to get off everything, and start cleaning up my act so I can protect the person I love. I couldn’t be stoned and drunk off my ass, and expect to protect you. There’s just no way in hell I could do that.”
“I’m never leaving you again. I’m too in love with you to do that.” Jackie turned toward Mischance and kissed him. He pulled her closer to him, and kissed her back. She layed her head down on his chest, and soon enough she fell asleep to the pounding of his heartbeat.
Excerpt #2
Jimmy pulled into the parking lot of Church Hill Hall. There were a lot of people outside smoking and drinking. He pulled out another cigarette, and walked into the main room.
“Hey Jimmy! Over here dude.” Brent called to him.
“What’s going on? Hand me one of those, would you?”
“Dude, everyone’s here. The druggies are selling everything possible out back. The old gang are hanging around the pool. Tons of girls are dancing, it’s going to be a fun night.”
“Yeah, I can tell. Let’s hope the cops don’t show.” Jimmy said, walking out to the pool.
“Oh my God! Jimmy!” Lisa said, running over and giving him a hug.
“Lisa, wow. How are you babe? I didn’t know you still stayed in town.”
“I’ve been the same since you left. Nothing’s really changed.”
“Oh. Where’s Tommy? Aren’t you guys still together?”
“Actually, no. Tommy went to jail a few months ago.” She paused and looked away. “He kept hitting me, and I couldn’t take it anymore.”
“Wow, um I’m really sorry Lis.” He hugged her. “Come on, let’s get some drinks and celebrate our last pain.”

Matt, Emma, Amy, and Eric went into the main room. Brent was standing around one of the doorways talking to a few girls. They walked out, and Amy and Eric went over to get the drinks. Emma and Matt saw Johnny smoking with some girls by the edge of the pool.
“Hey Johnny!” Matt called. “Get over here, I haven’t seen you since last summer.”
“Hey Matt. Hi Emma, you look hot.” Johnny said, taking a drag on his cigarette. “What’s been going on with you guys?”
“Nothing really. Just waiting for school to be done with. What about you?”
“Eh, trying to keep it low. A lot can happen in a few weeks. But, whatever. Ricky, get Emma and Matt some drinks dude.” They sat down by the pool with Johnny and his girlfriend, Rachael.
Jimmy and Lisa went over to smoke weed with some people they know. Mark was talking with Jimmy, and Lisa noticed him staring at her a couple times.
“Jimmy, why do you keep staring at me?”
“‘Cause you look so hot right now.” Jimmy said, before leaning in to kiss her.
“Eric, I’m going to go inside, and see if I know anyone.” Amy said, kissing his cheek.
“Alright, I’ll be out here if you need me.” She went in, and everyone was dancing or talking. In the corner of the hall, she saw Jake. He caught her eye, and walked over to give her a hug.
“So, where’s the rest of the gang?” He asked
“They’re outside drinking, as usual.” Jake nodded his head.
“Come on, let’s go upstairs. Some people I know brought some weed.” He saw the nervous expression on her face. “Don’t worry, there will be some girls up there, too. Believe me, I wouldn’t leave a pretty girl like you alone with a bunch of guys. They’re truly animals.” Amy and Jake laughed and went upstairs.
Matt and Emma were sitting by the pool with Jackie and Mischance.
“So, have you guys got your lip rings stuck yet?” Mischance teased.
“No, they can’t dumbass.” Emma said.
“That’s sad. That would be pretty damn funny to see.” Jackie lightly hit his arm, and they all laughed.
“Where did Amy go? I haven’t seen Eric either.” Jackie asked. Some girl laughed behind them as someone fell into the pool.
“I saw them split up, and Amy went inside. I didn’t see where Eric went though.” Emma said. Matt turned around to see if he could see anyone they knew. Jimmy was in some corner with a girl.
“Looks like Jimmy’s doing better.” Matt noted. Everyone turned toward Jimmy, and Jackie laughed.
“Yeah, he’s back to normal.”
Lisa grabbed Jimmy’s hand when he slid them onto her sides. They pulled apart and she stared into his eyes for a few seconds before looking down.
“Jimmy, I really should go. I have to go to school in the morning.”
“Okay. But um, I have to ask you something about the old gang.” She waited until he continued. “ Well, I ran into Tommy Fleur down at the 7-11. I was just wondering if everyone went their separate ways.”
“Yeah, everyone really did after you left. I stopped doing drugs as much as I used to. Tommy left because he couldn’t stand Johnny, and then Tommy went to jail.” Jimmy looked down, and Lisa kissed his cheek before she left.
He went over and sat down at an empty table. Everyone kept dancing, and he looked at the time. “Damn, it’s eleven-thirty.” He pulled out a cigarette, and sat around until he finished a second one. By then, mostly everyone had left. Matt, Emma, Jackie, Mischance, Eric, and Amy all left a half an hour before people started to leave. Brent came out and noticed Jimmy sitting at the table.
“How’s it going Mr. Famous?”
“It’s all confusing. Wait, why’d you call me that?”
“Oh come on, Jimmy. Every single person at the party knew who you are. The only reason some people came was because they knew you were back in town.”
“Well that’s pathetic. I’m a nothing, and always will be.” Jimmy took out another cigarette. “Fuck, I’m almost out.”
“What number is this?” Brent asked, taking the pack out of his hand.
“Number two. Pretty soon number three.” Jimmy said, taking the pack out of Brent’s hand. “Is anyone even here?”
“Yeah, there’s a lot. Mostly everyone’s inside or the front throwing up.” They both laughed and walked inside. Some people were hanging around at the bar, and a few were scattered around. Jimmy went over to one table because he noticed his friend, Star.
“What’s going on guys?” Jimmy asked, sitting down beside her.
“Oh my God Jimmy! I didn’t think you really came back.” Star said, hugging him.
“You know, rumors have a bit of truth in them.” He looked around the table, and saw a guy sitting there. His hair was black, and had shining blue yes. ‘Wow, his hair is awesome. Boy is he so cute. What the hell am I thinking?’ Jimmy thought. “So Star, who’s everyone here?”
“That’s Kiki, Zach, and Shayne.” The last person she pointed to nearly made Jimmy’s heart stop. Shayne looked up at Jimmy and smiled. He smiled back and shook Shayne’s hand.
“So, you’re the infamous Jimmy, right?” Shayne asked.
“Oh, um. Yeah.” Jimmy looked down, and heard Shayne chuckled softly. “Do you want a drink or anything?”
“Oh yeah. You don’t mind?”
“Nope, not at all.”
“Just a beer, thanks.” Jimmy got up, and walked over to the bar. Star started to giggle, and Shayne looked over at her.
“Why are you laughing?” He asked.
“Because you’re so cute.” He tilted his head in confusion. “Oh come on. You think Jimmy is hot. I saw it in your eyes, and you won’t stop staring at him.”
“Yeah, I do. But like, come on, I don’t think he likes guys.” Star shrugged and looked over at Jimmy.
“Well, if you get him a couple drinks you might find out if he likes you. But, it’s just a thought.” She looked over to see him roll his eyes. “ Oh fine. I’ll do it for you.”
“Oh thank you!” Shayne said hugging her. Jimmy came back over and gave everyone their drinks. He put a few extras in the middle of the table in case anyone wanted more.
“So Shayne, do you live around here? I’ve never seen you before.” Jimmy asked.
“Yeah, I live here in Brookings. I just never really go anywhere.” Shayne took a sip of beer, and looked down.
“Oh. Well next time there’s something going on I’ll make sure I tell you.” Jimmy took out a cigarette, and took a drag. “I hope I’m not bothering you. I can stop if you want?” Shayne shook his head no, and took the one Star offered him. Jimmy looked down a bit embarrassed.
“Jimmy, what’s going on this summer? I mean, you’re not leaving again are you?” Star asked. She looked over at Shayne and saw him tense up.
“Well, me and the guys are planning on moving to California. That might be in July or something though.” Jimmy heard Shayne’s small sigh and looked up. Shayne’s soft blue eyes met with Jimmy’s forest green ones. They both looked down embarrassed.
“I’m gonna go home. I have to show up at school for a bit.” Star said.
“What time is it? It can’t be that late?” Shayne said.
“Shayne, it’s going on one-thirty. You can stay here if you want.”
“But, I won’t have a ride home.”
“I can take you home, if you don’t mind.” Jimmy offered.
“Would you?” Jimmy nodded his head yes. “Oh thanks!” Shayne said giving Jimmy a hug. They both blushed and Star giggled. She hugged them both, and went to say bye to everyone else.
“You don’t mind if we leave later, do you?” Jimmy asked.
“Nope, not at all.” Shayne reached into his pocket to get a cigarette. “Can we go outside and smoke?”
“Sure, no problem. It’s so nice outside anyway.” They walked out and sat down by the pool to smoke and drink. Shayne leaned back and looked up into the sky. Jimmy looked at the sky, too and accidentally touched Shayne’s hand. “I’m sorry.” He said blushing.
“No, no. It’s okay, really.” Shayne said, smiling to his self. He looked over at Jimmy, and caught his eye. Jimmy smiled at him, and Shayne looked away. “So, how old are you?”
“I’m eighteen. What about you?”
“Seventeen, going to be eighteen on the nineteenth.”
“That’s only two weeks away. Have any ideas on what you’re going to do?”
“Eh, I was just going to throw a party like this one.”
“That’ll be cool. Do you need another drink?” Shayne laughed a bit.
“No, I’m fine.” Jimmy laid down next to Shayne on the grass. Shayne closed his eyes and Jimmy looked over at him. ‘God is he hot. His eyes are so blue. They just make me wanna melt. What the hell am I saying? I don’t like guys. But, Shayne is so . . .sweet. There’s no way he’s gay. Or at least bi . . .’ Jimmy thought. Shayne looked over at Jimmy and caught his him staring. He slightly blushed and smiled at him.
“Why do you keep looking at me?” Shayne asked sweetly.
“I’m sorry, but you have the most amazing eyes. I’ve never seen anyone with a shade of blue like that.” Jimmy shook his head, embarrassed the words slipped out.
“Thanks. Jimmy, I know we just met and stuff, but I think you’re really cute. I’m sorry if I offend you or anything.” Shayne looked down, not wanting to Jimmy’s eyes. Jimmy was amazed.
“Wow. I think you’re cute, too.” Shayne looked up with a smile on his face.
“I can’t believe it. I thought it was hopeless thinking that you would think I was cute.” Jimmy laughed softly.
“I don’t know. I just kinda saw you sitting there, and you took my breath away.” They both laughed at how embarrassed they were. “Well, we better get going.” Jimmy stood up and Shayne got up with him. They went to say good-bye to everyone, and left.
The car ride to Shayne’s house was quiet, except for him giving Jimmy directions. “This is place.” Jimmy pulled up to a small, brick house with a blue car in the driveway. “Thank you so much for taking me home. I had fun hanging out with you tonight.” Jimmy smiled at Shayne and said it was no problem. Shayne went to get out of the car, but turned around and kissed Jimmy. He went to pull away, but Jimmy put his hand on Shayne’s face and kissed him back.
They pulled apart, and Shayne smiled at Jimmy. “You know, you can come in if you’d like.”
“Aren’t your parents home though?”
“No, my dad’s out of town for awhile, and my mom left when I was fifteen.”
“Oh, sorry. But yeah, I’ll come in.” Jimmy got out, and held Shayne’s hand as they walked inside. Shayne didn’t turn any lights on, but led Jimmy to his room. It was a decent size room, and had band posters all over the walls.
“Sorry about the mess. I didn’t think anyone would be coming home with me.” Shayne apologized, sitting on his bed.
“No, it’s okay. My room’s seriously worse. I have stuff all over my floor.” Jimmy sat down beside Shayne on the bed. Shayne layed his head on Jimmy’s shoulder, and snaked an arm around his waist. Jimmy pulled Shayne closer to him, and kissed the top of his head. Shayne looked up into Jimmy’s eyes and kissed him. He smiled at the kiss and moved his hands to Jimmy’s face. Jimmy leaned back on the bed and Shayne fell on to him.

  Excerpt #1
“Brian, hey. Where’s the fight?” Ken asked, panting from the run. Brian didn’t look like he could fight, but everyone was wrong. His long blonde hair, green eyes, and Hollister t-shirts would throw anyone off.
 “Close to the park. You know, the one on High Street.”
 “No kiddin’? My friend lives right next to it.” Brian shifted a bit, and looked out into the dark for everyone.  “Who’s supposed to be here?”
 “The usual. Mostly some of my friends, I think Bear’s supposed to come, too. Don’t really know though.” Ken nodded his head, and shivered from the cool breeze from the ocean. The walk to High Street would seem far, but with some short cuts, you could be there in ten minutes.
 “Come on, let’s head over.” Brian muttered.
 On the way over, most of the gang that Brian hung out with was already there, except Bear. He was usually one of the first ones at the fights, but nobody had seen him. Everyone was ready by eleven o’clock, but they were outnumbered three to four. Bear and three other people didn’t show up.
 “Alright, everyone knows the rules. We’re playing it with skin, no weapons.” Brian said.
 The other guys looked tough, but they’ve been beat many times before. Brian’s gang has been beaten a few times before, but it was Ken’s first time with them.
 A small chubby guy from Brian’s gang was hit first, and everyone else started fighting. It seemed like forever waiting there, but the time flew when they were fighting. Some kid punched him in the face, and cut open his lip pretty good. His nose was already bleeding heavily. Brian was on top of some kid punching him, when a guy came up and grabbed him from behind. He was pulled to his feet, and the guy knocked him to the ground. It wasn’t long before some of the other guys started running. Ken noticed a guy standing there bleeding from a cut above his eye.
 “Bear! When the fuck did you get here?” Ken called. Bear walked over and wiped the blood away from his eye.
 “Not long after the fight started. Did I get you worried I wouldn’t show?” Bear teased.
 “Actually, yes.” Ken said, wiping the blood off of his lip.
 “Come on guys, let’s head back to my place for a bit.” Brian said.

Background Info
This story's about a group of young adults who live in Brookings, Oregon. Most of them are getting ready to move to California with their friend, Jimmy. It highlights a lot of events that's happened in my life, and the different problems teenagers face everyday.
The main characters:

Emma Thomas: 18 years old and 3 months pregnant with her boyfriend, Matt Wolfe's child. She has dark brown eyes and hair.

Amy Thomas: Emma's twin sister who died her hair blonde with pink streaks, so they wouldn't look alike.

Matt Wolfe: He's 19 years old with light blue eyes and natural black hair. Matt's been with Emma for over two years, and wants to marry her some day.

Jackie Collins: She's 18 years old and is a total smart ass. She had dirty blonde hair, which she dyed a bright red, and slate colored eyes.Her and Mischance have been dating on and off for a year.

Kevin (Mischance) Parker: Mischance does everything he's not supposed to. He's 18 years old and has auburn hair and dark blue eyes.

Greg (Sly) Connors: He looks like a punk kid right out of the '70s. Right now he has green hair and dark green eyes. He's 19 years old. He's getting ready to move to New York with his girlfriend, Roxxi.

John (Tiger) Walker: Tiger's the clown of the group, who was recently in the hospital for drug use and doing stupid stunts. He's 18 years old with brown hair and hazel eyes.

Ken Golic: He used to be involved with neighborhood gangs, and sometimes still fights with them. He's 18 amd has black hair and dark green eyes.

Jimmy Moore: Jimmy is a rebel. He's 20 years old and lived in Brookings until he was 19. Then he moved to Berkeley, California. He became addicted to drugs, parties, and his little group of friends. He came back up to Brookings and convinced everyone to move to California with him. Jimmy has black hair and green eyes.