May, Seventeen and a half years ago…
Rain pounded on the hood of the Toyota Celica as it idled in the alley between their dorms.
LIVE was blasting from the back speakers, drowning out Katie’s body wracking sobs as Lance, with red rimmed and distant eyes, tried to explain and comfort her.
Yesterday there were plans and promises. Yesterday there was talk of engagement rings. Yesterday Katie and Lance were just another young couple in love, waiting on college graduation to start their lives together.
But today, everything changed with Lance’s confession, words Katie still couldn’t take in without dry heaving.
“Sara’s pregnant, Kate . The baby’s mine.”
this is a piece from my ongoing story Gathering Buttercups.
Leeroy picked a great song this week, which set the stage for why Lance and Katie broke up in the first place.
Pain Lives on the Riverside is an amazing song by LIVE that allowed me the perfect setting for this piece.
POUNDING and SAD.
I also am linking up with Trifecta this week, with their word: ALLEY.
a narrow street, thoroughfare through the middle of a block giving access to the back of buildings.