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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teeter-totter

february 2026
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(Siew Household Profile)
Quint Siew (36 years), Rebecca (36 years), Scarlett (16 years), Elodie (10 years), Wyatt (7 years), Tyson (4 years)

narrated by: Quint

When I graduated from the online university, I had hoped to land a bit higher in the detective world, instead of a Gumshoe. I had kept my optimism through those times, realizing that it might be tight and perhaps, Rebecca would need to go back to full-time hours, but that eventually we’d land on top. We were never going to be on top of anything with me in construction, killing myself with the long hours and hard labor. Eventually my body would not be able to rebound, and I’d be a bent-over man with an ailing back.

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shoestring living

july 2023
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Quint Siew (33 years), Rebecca (33 years), Scarlett (13 years), Elodie (7 years), Wyatt (3 years), Tyson (1 years)

narrated by: Quint

Rebecca wants to be a stay at home Mom, before that she wanted to own a pottery shop, with her it is always changing. I have a difficult time keeping her appeased, if I ever had to begin with. It feels like she’s always twenty steps ahead of me, and picked up all the stair pieces behind her, just shouting for me to catch up already.

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sparkle, shimmer

march 2021
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Quint Siew (31 years), Rebecca (31 years), Scarlett (11 years), Elodie (4 1/2 years), Wyatt (1 year)

narrated by: Rebecca

Scarlett just had her birthday, and Elodie started preschool in the fall, it’s been a rough year for me. Feels like the kids are all growing at exponential speeds. It would have been easier if Elodie didn’t struggle to make friends. I’ve arranged for playdates at our house, at the encouragement of her teacher, Ms. Miriam. And they are always a disaster. Kids can be so mean!

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speeding girl

december 2016
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Quinten Siew (26 years), Rebecca (26 years), Scarlett (6 years)
(Kenzie Goss (53 years), Lulu Grimsley (6 years), Bea Woodfolk (5 years))

narrated by: Quint

Back when Scarlett was just three years old, I mentioned going back to school to Rebecca, maybe doing a doctorate. She felt we were past that stage in life, and that my two year degree was sufficient. I enjoy being a paramedic, and South Metro has a great crew to work with, it just seemed natural to try and get promoted within.

But Rebecca had a point, and we are finally getting to the point of paying off our student loans and mortgage. At some point we need to start saving for Scarlett’s own college education, not adding more to mine. So I did something that I knew Rebecca wouldn’t approve of, I quit my job.

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when i see your face

september 2014
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Quinten Siew (24 years), Rebecca Siew (24 years), Scarlett Siew (4 years),

narrated by Rebecca

I asked Quint to come back home, after the fiasco with Paloma. I hope it’s not a mistake, but I don’t want a silly girl to ruin my life-time commitment. Everything has gone back to normal, maybe a little better than normal. We started trying for a baby in the summer, right after Scarlett’s fourth birthday, and that alone is an improvement.

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