abstinence class (short fiction)

They made us suck jolly ranchers, spit them into a bag we passed around the room, and after the bag was full, they dared us to eat a random one. Job (yes the biblical name pronunciation) went to to these horrified Christian College students and dumped all the wet candy into his mouth.

Our teacher about fainted. I felt a little queasiness overcome that lovely green apple taste in my mouth. Job shrugged and he said “I’ve kissed everybody in here!”

The girl christian tried to reclaim the narrative. “That’s true by the transitive property. If you’ve kissed a girl and she’s kissed a boy, well…”

Job looked at her over his shoulder. He sounded like someone’s dad talking around chewing tobacco. “I have kissed every single person in this room. “

I’ve had a thing for bi/pan guys ever since.



Just experienced a huge burst of frustration re my book goals. I’m behind in editing book 1. Not inspired re book 2. Behind on blog posts. Book 66*, my Nanowrimo project that’s been so exciting, seems to be dragging as well. I keep fussing over the same scenes instead of generating more ideas.

I’m also behind on my blogging goals. I did post something (here:https://t.co/lddyZe49CD )It was imperfect. I might edit it, but I’m glad I posted anyway. Perfectionism is what kept me from blogging last year.

I’m posting this too. It isn’t beautiful but it can be done without a computer.

For book 2 inspiration, I’m going to look to Pinterest. There are some charts. My Pinterest writing tips board is public and available here: http://pin.it/e2ao5t1

Any encouragement for me? Do you need any encouragement right now?

*Edited because I updated my file numbering system