of Evelynn Faust
popularity that come with it aren’t bad either. But when she’s caught dealing on school property by Eric Wagner, the respected and admired police chief’s son, the game is over.
he wants – her.
the street, and he wants to get to know her better, it all seems too good to be true.
waiting for Eric to act on his threats. But Adam, the charming college sophomore,
sees something special inside Evelynn, and he wants to help her fix mistakes. In
order to do that she must confront a dark secret from her past that could
destroy her family…her life…and her entire world as she knows it.
club’s kitchen each enjoying a plate of food. We used one of the
stainless-steel tables while the staff moved around us, acting as if we weren’t
Remember when I told you to wait a minute in the hallway? I asked him for
permission.” He smiled and finished eating the last of the Swedish meatballs on
might burst out of my dress.
“I forgot to mention, but you look great in your dress.”
pig and must be bulging out of it, and not in a sexy way. Sure you’re not
physic and reading my mind?”
a guy. So, what’s the deal? Why are you afraid of him?”
table while a waiter placed crackers on a tray.
fear in your eyes.”
I finished the rest of my soda to give me more time. He cocked his head to the
side, waiting for me to continue. I would reveal just enough to stop his
questions. “Eric and I have a history. We were friends for a short time in
grade school. But, he’s developed a massive ego because of his father, and his
overall popularity at school. He has a hard time taking no for an answer.” I
inhaled a shaky breath. “He thinks he’s in love with me.”
the least-likely person I’d fall in love with.”
committed relationship or to be in love.” He shrugged. “I’m twenty and never
been in love with a girl.”
and wanted to make sure with Adam before we went any further with our
drink from his glass. “Not into dudes. I’m 100 percent straight. But my parents
would love for me to settle down with someone. They got married around my age
and expect me to do the same, at least when I graduate college.”
I graduate high school and grow out my hair.”
few strands, and my belly tightened.
six inches last month because I got sick of it. My mother wasn’t too happy. I
thought she might disown me.”
ear. It tickled. I fought not to squirm in my seat.
lips as I stared into his big brown eyes. “Thanks. Since we’re sharing things
we like about one another, you have nice eyes.”
hand, leaving me cold from the lack of heat near my neck.
an ice cube.
from my seat. “I’m supposed to be working the party, I mean, I have to talk to
people with Dad about donations for fixing the track at my school. I better get
nice sitting and talking with you, Evelynn.”
Only my seven-year-old sister, Olivia is allowed to.”
didn’t expect. “Thanks for making me welcome here. I hope we can hang out
when you could be with a college woman?” I teased.
didn’t smile, although humor flashed across his face. “Age has nothing to do
about it. You don’t act like some immature sixteen-year-old girls I’ve hung out
on his arm and went to throw my plate in the garbage.
forehead. “Do I look okay? Maybe I should go to the bathroom?”
say attraction also, but then again, I could’ve been mistaken. He gave me two
thumbs up. “You look great.”
giving him a wave.
an entirely different one from the other times I smoked up. Passing a mirror, I
noticed how red my cheeks were. Adam was right. My dress did fit me in all the
right ways. It had just taken someone like him to see it.
imagination run wild by creating quirky characters and vast worlds in her head.
Shirley lives in New Jersey and works in the entertainment industry in New York City.
In the immortal words of Mark Twain: “Life is short, Break the Rules. Forgive quickly, Kiss SLOWLY. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably and never regret ANYTHING that makes you smile.”
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The Blackmail of Evelyn Faust