Sometimes I wonder if I love London because it is where I began to fall for you.
"'Does your partner ever bite, scratch, or otherwise cause you physical harm?'" Jeannie looks up from the school-mandated domestic abuse assessment, "Does it count if I'm into that?"
I step into the studio and my eyes dart all around at the framed art on the walls. I unbuckle my jeans as the door clicks shut behind me, Alex gives a friendly smile as he steps into view.
When I have exhausted my voice and my words run dry, my aunt is silent. I stare at my wine glass and my eyes slide to the empty bottle on the counter. I think of the last time I was drunk on wine in this house; Thanksgiving, miserable over this same boy.
For spring break, I went to visit my grandparents in Washington, D.C. The second week of break happened to overlap with the first weekend of my best friend’s break, and also happened to be March 24th: March for Our Lives.
Henry’s home is always clotted with the scent of smoke; it is a sweet warmth that cloaks us as soon as we enter.
This week the vending machine in our dorm stocked Sweet Heat Skittles and Starbursts instead of regular Skittles and Starbursts.