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 2BT Chapter 2 in Short Stories More Like This
It started out as a harmless prank.
It's all Emilia's fault really. When she isn't training for the next Dance Central or working at her part-time job, she'll be devising ways to pull another one over her number one rival: Miss Aubrey Prestell.
Bodie decides to tag along- more like forcefully coerced- for the latest prank. This time, it involves Emilia sneaking into the private Winchester Institute, infiltrating the locker room, and switching Aubrey's change of clothes into something more... interesting.
Climbing the oak tree and scaling the back gate is easy. Keeping an eye out for the security cameras and roaming staff members, a bit harder. It's been an intricate dance of stop-and-go on the fresh green campus lawn, as the two athletes sprint through the revolving sprinklers.
While his best friend goes undercover with a janitor's outfit she filched, armed with an array of credit cards, hairpins, and other homemade lock pickers, Bodie is assigned the key role of keeping watch.