hitting the books

september 2029
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Principal: Bekah Grimsley, Teachers: Brooklyn McCarthy and Rosabella Steinman
Student Enrollment

The teachers meet in the faculty room as the school buses pull up outside. Bekah obliged Brooklyn’s request to coach the soccer team, despite her baby being due in the middle of the season.

Neither Bekah nor Rosabella wanted the extra task, and Brooklyn could use the money. Everyone knew that Oliver was studying for his Masters, Bekah especially since he was hoping to replace her best friend, Lucy when she retired.

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Alice London (27 years), Julia Millett (26 years)

narrated by: Alice

Having Julia for a roommate has been great, we’ve been close friends since grade school. We don’t mind doing mundane things together ether, like meeting up on Thursday after work, and getting groceries together. Lainey was a bit of a dictator over groceries that I mostly just paid her and picked up my own stuff after work. It’s actually a decent time with Julia though.

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lemonade dreams

march 2029
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Silas Abbott (29 years), Lainey Grimsley (27 years), Silas Abbott (1 1/2 years)

narrated by: Lainey

We managed to survive Michael joining the police force, and Silas is doing fine with the babysitter, although I still don’t think the situation is ideal. I installed a nanny-cam so I can keep an eye on her, and found that she watches an insane amount of television. However, Silas always seems happy and she does tend to his needs, so it’ll do for now.

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nobody said it was easy

february 2029
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(Gonzales Household Profile)
Cesar Gonzales (38 years), Ella Carver (16 years), Marisol, Manuel (11 years)

They say things about her sister, things that they don’t say about Ella, like how smart Marisol is, and how well-spoken. Adults have already spoken with Mari about great things like higher education and careers. The twins didn’t remember their Mom, but Manny had always been sensitive to the loss, while Mari had been bold enough to say she was glad to not have been raised in poverty by an alcoholic.

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ten tiny toes

september 2027
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Michael Abbott (28 years), Lainey Grimsley (26 years), Silas Abbott (newborn)

Silas was here, and she could never wish him away, but it felt like her life before kids was too brief. She had a few things to pick up back at the apartment, and it stung to see Julia moving in. Alice had always been the one with an abundance of friends, and Lainey had never cared much for Julia. When she’d gotten pregnant as a teen, she’d actually looked down on her. It all felt rather ironic now.

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the seed of triumph

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(London Household Profile)
Myra London (85 years), Cole (64 years), Lucy (62 years), Milo (17 years)

narrated by: Milo

Grandma has been down lately, she found out her long-time friend, Norma is terminally ill. When Grandma still lived on her own, and owned the Farmer’s Market in Millwood, they used to drink coffee every week, and catch up on gossip around town. Since Grandma moved in with us, she confesses that she hadn’t kept up those ties, and now feels plagued with guilt.

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