no recess

february 2027
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Principal: Bekah Grimsley, Teachers: Brooklyn Lange and Rosabella Steinman
Student Enrollment

Alice had been hired seasonally to help upper classmen with their SAT scores and applying for scholarships; she also provided career counseling to those interested. It had been the best money Bekah had spent in recent years, aside from hiring Brooklyn and Rosabella to round out the staffing.

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better than most

january 2027
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(Grimsley Household Profile)
Tim Grimsley (51 years), Bekah (50 years), Willa (17 years), Holden (13 years)

narrated by: Willa

Mom has been stressed about turning fifty, and the only thing that really seems to brighten her spirits is that me and the twerp, Holden have been getting along.

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by the light of the moon

august 2026
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(Grimsley Household Profile)
Charlie (41 years), Cara (36 years), Lulu (16 years), Jake (13 years)

narrated by: Lulu

When Simon found out about me and our boss, Clayton, I thought for certain that he would rat me out. But it’s been a month and nothing. I never told Clayton about him finding out, I didn’t want to scare him away, and now I’m glad that I didn’t.

We start school at the end of the month, and I’m already stressing about how I will see Clayton outside of work. Right now, Mom and Dad leave for work, and Jake usually wanders to a friends so I have the house to myself. Clayton swings by after I’ve given him the clear, and I make a run for his amazing, red pick-up truck. When he isn’t around, I totally fangirl squeal over his wheels.

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on the sidelines

july 2026
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(Millett Household Profile)
Norma Millett (73 years), Merrill (72 years), Grant (49 years), Leah (47 years), Simon (16 years), Nolan (8 years)

narrated by: Simon

It still seems weird to have my sisters not living at home anymore, I had always expected Julia to move back home after graduation. I guess she was serious about Mom and Dad raising Nolan, and no one intends to tell him differently about his parentage. Mom said maybe when he’s in high school, but he could be told by a classmate any day. Seems like a horrible decision to me.

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in a days work

November 2024
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(Goss Household Profile)
Kenzie (61 years), Tyler (59 years), Dean (15 years)

narrated by: Kenzie

Caitlyn is at Eastborough University with the intent to take over my job at social services when she graduates. I’m not a spring chicken anymore, and though I don’t relish the idea of blank-slated afternoons, I can’t balance this lifestyle as well as I once could.

Now everything is up in the air though with Caitlyn winding up pregnant. She is having to ride the bus from university all the way to the northside of South Port to utilize the very services she was intent on offering.

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done with you

may 2024
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Tim Grimsley (48 years), Bekah (47 years), Willa (15 years), Holden (10 years)

narrated by: Willa

Mom has been a porker for years now, and suddenly she decided that getting skinny was her life goal. She couldn’t just exercise in front of the television like any other overweight recluse, she had to drag the entire family to Eastborough to use their campus gym, because it’s the only good one. Dad has been teaching her some exercises that he uses to keep fit for the police force, and shockingly it is actually working on her.

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ring the bell

april 2024
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Principal: Bekah Grimsley, Teachers: Brooklyn Lange, and Rosabella Steinman
Student Enrollment

narrated by: Bekah Grimsley

Spring fever has hit the halls like a brick, I have to admit that I’m suffering from it as well. It’s just been a long year of hormones, relationships, crushes, and rejection. I am looking forward to summer break, though regretfully I will spend it with Willa and her tantrums.

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