Heat of the Moment ("Random Notes")
This story was previously titled "Random Notes"
"What is it about that guy?" I asked the clouds and the sky and the empty street that followed my path. Being a walker was truly a lonely existence.
"About what guy?"
It can't be.
I jumped from the sudden input to my conversation with the universe, turning slowly, feeling my eyes widen once more from the surprise.
"You look like you've seen a ghost. Have you been walking through cemeteries again, you weirdo."
"Don't say it."
"Huh? Say what?"
"Don't say that you were worried about me. Go down that road and you might fall for me." He snickered.
"Fall for you? Hah! You wish. I didn't see you the whole rest of the day! Where'd you go?"
"Well? I was worried sick that you'd spill the beans about our little adventure. If I get caught, so help me John I will..."
"Okay okay calm down don't get your panties in a twist."
"And don't say PANTIES!"
After an act of carelessness and a certain mistake regarding a door, Ali Jacobson's life changes in ways she never thought possible. With a new friend, the flirtatious loner bad boy, and a group of strangers that soon become her family, how bad could high school truly get? Friendships, sass, heartbreak, and completely awkward situations rise and fall as Ali tries to find her voice in an environment that is socially unforgiving. Everyone wants something. To be seen, noticed, to excel, to fall in love, to be a ninja...to have a happy ending. But Ali is no wet noodle. After all, in order to succeed, all you need is music and a good right hook.