strong coffee

january 2030
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Marshal Krouse (40 years), Lorelei (36 years), Penelope (4 years), Otto (1 year)

Otto turned one earlier this month and life had gotten much easier. Sure, he got into mischief, but he could speak better, move if he was uncomfortable. If he wanted a banana, he could actually let her know.

However, he still kept wonky sleeping hours and would randomly wake the household with his screams.

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happiest time of year

december 2029
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Kenzie Goss (66 years), Tyler (64 years)

After raising children for about forty-six years, it was time for Kenzie and Tyler to downsize their home. Dean was a junior at EU, and it didn’t sound like he’d be needing his old bedroom after graduation. He didn’t know exactly what he was going to do, but he had options, and so they sold their home.

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eastborough university – westfall hall

september 2028
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Caleb Gray (20 years), Riley Gray (20 years), Jill Popper (20 years), Willa Grimsley (19 years), Dean Goss (19 years), Evie Jitmakusol (19 years), Jett Picasso (19 years), Scarlett Siew (18 years)

Scarlett had always believed that television did not depict reality, as such she had anticipated college being full of studious students; she had been woefully mistaken. The greatest punishment was that she had been placed in Willa’s residence hall. She’d said all along that she should have been in Miner Hall. Willa was gorgeous, thin, a model, and terribly viscous.

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the best days

april 2028
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Marshal Krouse (39 years), Lorelei (35 years), Penelope (2 1/2 years)

narrated by: Lorelei

We saved money to get our backyard fenced this spring, and Marshal insisted we needed a garden to teach Penelope the value in nurturing things. I readily agreed, thinking a garden would be less work than a pet, but I may come to eat my own words on that.

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above us only sunshine

October 2027
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Kenzie Goss (64 years), Tyler (62 years)

narrated by: Kenzie

I’ve had a more difficult time with Dean moving to university, than I expected. He moved out all of his belongings and furniture aside from the bed, which the dorm supplied, and I find myself sulking in there when Tyler is occupied. He doesn’t approve of the mopey attitude, but I miss having him home.

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beginning of all things

august 2025
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Marshal Krouse (36 years), Lorelei (32 years)

narrated by: Lorelei

We came home with Penelope, and I was nervous as I had expected myself to be, but Marshal was just the same. In all likelihood, he would have been fine with parenting a newborn, if he hadn’t set the delivery room on fire. While he and my sister-in-law, Morgan panicked, I just had to laugh, internally and in-between shooting pains of labor. It was absurd, and only goofy, sweet-intentioned Marshal would do such a thing.

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