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Two Pages I Found Under My Bed

September 22, 2009
By Bassoonkelley GOLD, Tampa, Florida
Bassoonkelley GOLD, Tampa, Florida
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"C'mon, Mel, you used to love to throw down!"
He hands me a luke-warm beer and a smile.
I don't know his name, and after searching my memory I realize that I never did. He was a thick build, a rough dresser; but his face was kind. Inviting.
Well whoever he is he doesn't know me too well either; I hate beer.

I hand the beer back to Thick and give him a quick kiss on the cheek as I walk through the entrance and into a sea of half-wasted twenty-ish-year-olds.
Grabbing something cold, clear, and bottled from an oversized ice bucket I head towards the music.
I start small talking a girl from my psych class - Kim, or Katie or something like that. Honestly, I was just glad to see a familiar face, because so far I'd only recognized a few one-night stands and a cat-fighting frenemy or two.
I wasn't feeling comfortable enough yet, so I headed back for a second bottle. As I struggled with the cap for a moment I felt a gentle hand on the small of my back and a husky but sober voice at my ear.
"What's your name, babe?" He half-yelled into my eardrum (the music level had been steadily increasing).

"Stacy," I lied to him,"you?"
"Evan. I think we had a health class together, yeah?"
Wrong. Evan looked a lot like that one guy off of Greek - the one that started off really geeky who was that one girl's brother? Evan smiled confidently and used a little too much eye contact. There was an innocence to him though, possibly fake, but it was a little difficult to judge character in such a crowded apartment.
"Right, I remember! You sat near the front." I smiled a reassuring smile that had him confused.
Apparently he's a back-row sorta guy.
I held out my drink for him to get me another; I figured that way he'd have a little extra time to plan out his next move.
My stomach was feeling a little cramped & upset, but I knew if I just drank a little faster it'd eventually wash away. Alcohol never did settle with me well.
"So what's your major?" Evan asked as he fought his way back through the crowd with a red plastic cup in his hand.
Original question, Ev. "Biochemical Engineering." I lied again.
"Ouchhhh. I'm pre-law myself, so one day I'll be able to arrest you for being so damn beautiful."
I rolled my eyes and shook my head out of embarassment for him. He knew it was cheesy from the oversized grin he was sporting, but he'd gone for the kill anyways.
"Let's go dance, Evan." I grabbed him by the hand and gulped down the last of whatever he'd put together. I'd promised myself that I wouldn't drink drinks that someone else made after a friend of mine got roofied, but Ev didn't seem like the kind of guy who even knew where to get roofs, let alone slip me one.
I danced so close to Evan that I could tell he wasn't comfortable. He'd given me a funny look after I'd swallowed down that last drink so quickly. I pressed my hips to his and he smiled a knowing smile.
"Let's find someplace talk." I yelled in his ear half-heartedly. I've played this through so many times that I pretty much had it scripted. I grabbed a few jellow shots from a passing tray as I led Evan away.

The author's comments:
lol - I really did find this under my bed. Just a little fun piece.

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on Nov. 20 2011 at 5:11 pm
Jappyalldayeveryday, Detroit, Michigan
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They say that good things take time, but really great things happen in the blink of an eye

Ehh, the character didn't seem deep/complex enough

on Oct. 7 2011 at 10:25 am
Pretty weird story.

Joele12 said...
on Aug. 24 2011 at 3:55 pm

how is it that Lady Inspiration always hits other people??

Anyways I liked it 

reenay_95 GOLD said...
on Jun. 19 2011 at 12:02 pm
reenay_95 GOLD, West Lafayette, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
You can't see the stars if you are always looking down.

This was kinda funny. It's interesting to see this sort of situation from a girl's point of view.

on Dec. 25 2010 at 5:07 pm
DiamondsIntheGrass GOLD, Martinsville, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
Worry is simply a misuse of the imagination.

you're so lucky! finding such cool stories under your bed. there is no 'under' my bed.  its the type with drawers, so it goes straight to the floor.  this is pretty cool.  but i would have liked to hear more about the apartment. and it seems like this can really branch into something really awesome. 

on Nov. 11 2010 at 8:13 pm
datrumpeter PLATINUM, Jefferson City, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
'Before you insult someone, walk a mile in their shoes. that way, when you insult them, you'll be a mile away from them and you'll have their shoes.'

intense. but very well written! good job! could you check out some of my work?

bubj98 BRONZE said...
on Nov. 11 2010 at 1:17 pm
bubj98 BRONZE, Oceanside, California
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Favorite Quote:
"hate is a strong word ,but love is a stronger one"
"sometimes batteries help when the little robot inside your head stops working"
"i guess that guy over there is like...alive?"

all of you people are wrong .he did not write this he found it under his bed.thats what he said

on Aug. 15 2010 at 4:48 pm
soccerchic BRONZE, Orillia, Other
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Wow! This was really well written! Keep up the good work! Oh, and if anybody has any extra time, maybe could you please check out some of my stuff?! thanks! :)

on Jun. 10 2010 at 3:32 pm
hiddenangelz211 DIAMOND, Haverhill, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
Live Laugh Love ~Unknown
I'm selfish, impatient, a little insecure but if you can't handle me at my worst then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best ~Marilyn Monroe
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today. ~James Dean

VERY good! :D it would be kool if you continued the story tho

on Apr. 27 2010 at 6:07 pm
VioletsandVoice, Spiritwood, North Dakota
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i like it. and i myself have found more than one random story under my bed, its so fun :)

on Apr. 27 2010 at 5:42 am
ccaelinn BRONZE, Forked River, New Jersey
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i really like it, it's something i'd normally read.

Emiline SILVER said...
on Apr. 5 2010 at 4:45 pm
Emiline SILVER, Nashville, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
"When deep injury is done to us, we will never recover until we forgive. Forgiveness cannot change the past. But it does enlarge the future."- Mary Karen Read

Great writing! Check out a piece or two of mine?

on Mar. 18 2010 at 8:12 pm
katiemiladie GOLD, Glendale, California
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It's good. Short, simple, sweet, and to the point. I like it. I like most all of your work. If you have time, check some of mine out, more than just one piece though, some of them suck. Lol.

on Mar. 2 2010 at 12:12 pm
bookworm95 BRONZE, Del Rio, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"Life's a rollar coaster... hold on tight!"

I really like this. I would love to learn more about her and I think it would make a good prologue to something longer.

on Feb. 24 2010 at 6:11 pm
SamIsSmiling GOLD, Rimbey, Alabama
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"The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education." Albert Einstein

i love this, you tell it so vividly i wish i could write like you :P

on Feb. 2 2010 at 7:12 pm
robrobrobin11 BRONZE, Concord, New Hampshire
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This could be a very successful start to a novel just sayin' :)

I am personally a novelist so I say try it and you'll get addicted. :-p

emily smith said...
on Nov. 28 2009 at 2:26 am
emily smith, Blaine, Washington
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Love it. I've read a few of your other pieces and I have yet to be disappointed. Nice job!

on Nov. 27 2009 at 3:23 pm
Bassoonkelley GOLD, Tampa, Florida
15 articles 0 photos 49 comments
Everyone's got a past. Mine's a little colorful, but I've got my head screwed on straight nowadays. Thanks for the well wishes :)

on Nov. 11 2009 at 6:44 pm
Annabelle7614, Nunyabusiness, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
This is my favorite personal quote.

Kinda glad you didn't submit that 3rd page, you'd probably get kicked off the web site.

None of your writing is true right? It's all fiction, right? I'd hate to see someone as talented as you get messed up on drugs.

I love your style! Keep writing!

on Nov. 7 2009 at 10:37 am
pictolover SILVER, Brookfield, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"Life is like a roller coaster. When you don't know what to do buckle up, close your eyes, and enjoy the ride."

ha ha. i kind of figured that.