Life Passages XVI – A New Feeling

Madeleine can’t help herself. She knows that it is impolite to stare. Even down right creepy if its overt. Still, she uncontrollably gazes at all the teens, and young adults laughing, chewing at pizza slices and taking turns at sharing one funny story after the other. Everyone had been extremely cordial, and  welcoming toward her. QuiteContinue reading “Life Passages XVI – A New Feeling”

Life Passages XIV – Breaking Ground

Madeleine sits on a wooden bench, under a humungous tree. It has foliage so thick that it provides ample shade for reading. Madeleine has taken her favorite past time-actually obsession, to the park two blocks away from home. She throws herself  into the graphic novel she purchased at Solomon’s bookstore. It is her third go at the book,Continue reading “Life Passages XIV – Breaking Ground”

Life Passages XIII – Everyone’s The Same

“OMG! Mr. Solomon these novels, and comics are outrageous!” Madeleine told the store owner, and Grandfather of her new friend, Devon.  Solomon laughed out loud. “Well I think they’re decent Madeleine.” Solomon eventually said once he was able to catch his breath. “I can’t thank you enough for letting me hang out here and…and just read. IContinue reading “Life Passages XIII – Everyone’s The Same”

Life Passages XII – Revelation

Madeleine wonders aimlessly through the halls of her high school. She thought she had finally met someone who is more like herself, and unlike the “fake friends” she’d made previously. Yet Devon appears to be another disappointment…a HUGE disappointment. Well, at least according to Madeleine’s current estimation. Devon stands at the other end of the longContinue reading “Life Passages XII – Revelation”

Life Passages XI – The Fall Out

“Mads! Wait up!” Devon calls after Madeleine while running out of his Grandfather’s Collector’s Bookstore. “Oh Come On Madeleine!…Please!” Madeleine continues walking briskly ahead. The sound of Devon’s voice rings in her ears. After a few more paces, Madeleine halts to a stop, and swivels around. “What do you want Devon?” Devon takes a deepContinue reading “Life Passages XI – The Fall Out”

Life Passages X – New Places

Madeleine slowly gazes at the entire quaint book store with intense curiousity. “Um, Did we travel to another time zone, or what?” Madeleine thought to herself as she concentrated on every graphic novel, with weathered covers, and every antiquated, and used book, and dated magazines. “Earth calling Maddy, come in Maddy!” Devon says while wavingContinue reading “Life Passages X – New Places”

Life Passages VIII – New Friendships

“What haven’t I read yet?” Madeleine thinks to herself, as she restlessly walks through the isles of the school library. “I haven’t read just for fun in a while…Hmmm…Let’s see.” Looking up with her eyes fixed on the section titles, Madeleine stumbles, trips and falls to the Library’s carpeted floor face down. She turns to seeContinue reading “Life Passages VIII – New Friendships”

Life Passages V – The Dilemma

“Did you hear what I said, Mads?” Lila exclaims. “Huh? …What?” Distracted Madeleine replies. “Are you coming or not?” Lila quickly responds, in a frustrated tone. “Coming? …Where again?” Madeleine asks as she mentally resurfaces. “To the “Hip-Ball”…You know, the hottest underground party of the season?” Lila says excitedly. “Yeah…Um…Don’t we have to be 18 to get in?”Continue reading “Life Passages V – The Dilemma”