BT Chapter 5BT Chapter 5 in Short Stories More Like This
He was the golden boy. Sunshine followed him, touched his hair and he was literally bursting with energy. He had the normal, loving parents. Dad works as a sports announcer and Mom works from home. His older sister just started high school, so she is no longer is interested in playing catch or tag with him anymore.
The boy soon found fun elsewhere. Like the bright red ladybug he crawled with in the grass. Or the nest of blue eggs he uncovered from the backyard tree.
And then later, the girl next door.
Her skin was dark brown. If he was sunshine, then she was shadowed moonlight. She introduced herself as "Tuh-aay" and she could run just as fast, throw the ball just as hard as him. Her smile shone brilliantly, and her laughter was like ringing bells. That summer, they spent countless hours digging up worms, playing with toys, and splashing around in the inflatable pool as his mother watched from a window.
Yet with the first falling leaves of autumn, she stopped coming over. He waited.
BT Chapter 1BT Chapter 1 in Short Stories More Like This
The bell dings cheerfully as he steps inside the dinky saloon. He feels a bit out of place as pairs of unfamiliar eyes swivel to fixate on him at the sound of his entrance. His light brown hair, long enough to cover his eyes, does nothing to hide the curious stares.
"I'll be rit witchu, take a seat!" A voice calls out from the back.
He had just moved into town, and he is unfamiliar with the local barber shops. Just the other day, he was playing bball with his new coworkers.
As the basketball bounced off the rim with a clang, one of them spoke up.
"Not makin' dem freethrows as clean, B!" the one called Mo grinned as he grabbed the rebound.
"Ugh, it's this stupid hair," Bodie replied. He flipped his head with impatience, but the stubborn hair just whipped back with a vengeance. "I need a haircut."
"Oh, I know a place!" The short Asian on Mo's team piped up. Mo paused mid-dribble and rested the basketball against his hip.
"Lemme guess, Taye's?"
The shorter guy- Bodie didn't remember he