Hide Your Fires

Hide Your Fires

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Callie By BeMineInJuly Completed

"Stars, hide your fires; 
Let not light see my black and deep desires.
The eye wink at the hand, yet let that be
Which the eye fears, when it is done, to see." 
- Shakespeare

People make mistakes. People break rules. People even break the law. Sure, we aren’t perfect creatures but the thing about people is that we usually have pretty good reasons behind those bad decisions. And another thing about people is that they tend not to care about reasons as much as actions. 

Hallie Rhodes has found this out the hard way. No, she’s not proud of the decisions that she’s made that may have put her at odds with the law, but she had her reasons. Not that anybody cares about reasons. The way Hallie saw it, she had no choice except to forge the documents to get herself and her two younger brothers out of an abusive foster home. 

She has had a lot of tough breaks in her life. She’s only eighteen but she already has custody of her two younger brothers and to make ends meet, she’s taken on a full-time job along with balancing her senior year of high school. Strong, determined, and mature- Hallie is ready for whatever life throws at her. 

Except for Tate Conner, who is the exact opposite of Hallie. Lazy, entitled, immature, and cocky. Fresh out of reform school and on parole, he is the epitome of a bad influence, which is why Hallie is outraged when she notices that her younger brother is starting to befriend Tate. As they continuously but heads, Hallie starts to wonder just how put-together she really is.

TateIOOI TateIOOI May 14
Wow! i love your writing! conversation is natural, descriptions fitting, the characters aren't behaving ridiculously or whatever... really reaaaaally good! (i'm jealous)
ErinGadallh ErinGadallh Jul 24, 2016
wherever I see my name it should be for a teacher ! so I am ..!!  ^_^
CoffeeEverything CoffeeEverything Jul 20, 2016
I wish I could be in these conversations about school lunches but I'm homeschooled.. but on the plus side, I can eat and take naps whenever I want 😂🙃
Yeah I had a teacher like that turns out he was seeing Year 12 girls after school whoops
MELISSA5432 MELISSA5432 Sep 02, 2016
I'm Matthew. I may or may not have had to have my aunt drive me on the last day of school bcz I overslept....
mdegante mdegante Feb 20
I have a teacher like that too shes really chill always telling us stories and what not and she sometimes cusses too but not frequently