Story Start 21: Nomads of the Northwest

“I can’t believe we’re moving again!” Jon cried. “It’s been less than a year since we moved here!”

Cheryl nodded, smiling. “I know! I can’t believe it!”

“You actually like this, don’t you?” Jon said. “You’re one sick puppy.” He gave her a quick kiss and went back to packing the shelves’ contents into boxes.

Cheryl laughed. “It’s true. And if I’m a sick puppy and you’re with me, what does that make you?”

Story Start 20: What were you thinking?

The nineteenth story start just sat there on the screen. Ryan couldn’t believe that Kelly had stopped there when twenty was so close. He turned the laptop so it faced Kelly.

“What were you thinking?” Ryan asked. “If you were going to abandon these story snippets, why wouldn’t you at least go to twenty? Nineteen is just so…odd.”

Story Start 17: Bully

Derek kicked a stone and watched it bounce and roll down the street. He made small adjustments to his direction so he could kick it again as he made his way to school. It was a game to see how long could he keep the stone from taking a random bounce into the grass. Silly, he knew, but it passed the time and kept his mind from thinking ahead to another day of trying to dodge his nemesis, Brian.