2023 Watty Award Winning Story! 🖤🤍💜❤️ Happy endings aren't one-size-fits-all. It's the first day of senior year and Dot just heard the most perfect piece of news: Joshua Jameson, the guy she's madly in love with, is single. While Dot's fantasy life with Joshua has been building with intensity since the two of them swam naked together the summer before eighth grade, she's been denied the 'real deal' for years, thanks to new girl Ali swooping in, stealing her dream lover, and keeping him captive for an eternity. Dot finally has a chance to make something happen, but her friend group's constant demand for her amateur therapist skills, Joshua's angsty post breakup healing process, and her own lack of romantic game in the 'real world', is making that nearly impossible. So, when Bud shows up, with his special brand of social awkwardness and sexual ambiguity, Dot discovers she likes being distracted by the quirky guy who isn't projecting sex fantasies in her brain 24/7 or asking her to solve all his problems. Bud vows to help Dot get the guy she's always wanted, but the two soon find their budding friendship blossoming into something more. And just as Dot starts to lose herself in funny love with Bud, he takes a big step toward understanding his own romantic identity, leaving Dot to wonder where she fits in a love story that leaves out a key ingredient in her recipe for a happy ending: Sex. Brimming with heart, humor, and a hefty dash of heat, "See Dot Smile" is a scintillatingly sweet story about a tight-knit group of teens navigating their last year of high school together, and what happens when one girl's quest for love and sexual conquest takes an unexpected turn into uncharted romantic territory. Content Notes: This story contains profanity and sexual situations.