Accents 3

This is an excerpt of a short story, please find part 1 here and part 2 here.

I wake up to the buzzing of the coffee press. Livy is snoring next to me, and it takes me a moment to realize where I am. I slip out of Anthony’s sister’s change of clothes and into my jeans and shirt. I run to the bathroom and brush my teeth with my finger. I missed this “high school sleepover” feeling. I finally enter the kitchen to see Anthony hunched above a plate of eggs sunny side up.

“Hi! Sorry, did I wake you? I’m still trying to get used to the espresso maker James bought.”

“It’s all right. I actually slept in. I wouldn’t be much of a journalist if I were up at 10 everyday!”

“Well, today is a special day. The deadline for the Bill proposal is in a month, and even though everybody seems to be against it, I wouldn’t want any surprises! As soon as you guys are ready too, I’m heading back to the square.”

“We’ll join you! I need to finish my piece anyway.”


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