Aimee hurried to catch the elevator. A group of people came pouring out, leaving the doors open, the elevator empty. She shoved her foot against the door just as it began to close. She spun gracefully inside, avoiding the doors with her arm full of portfolios. As the doors began to close behind her, a hand came in and stopped them. She frowned in annoyance until she saw Roger’s smiling face. He was followed by a buff young man in a nice suit.
It was an odd birthday, my wife Donna, who over the last few weeks just went on and on about the surprise she had planned for me, chose to sleep in when the morning finally arrived. In previous years she always made a point to get up early and give me a special sendoff, before the kids woke and I had to leave for work. There was nothing like birthday sex to send me happily off, but this year, simply got up, got dressed, fixed my lunch and then headed off to work, just as if it was just any sort of day.
“If you don’t like the idea of me being home late again, you can always come along and help me.” said Mary with a pout.
“You must be kidding!” I responded to my wife, “I’m completely wiped out by the time I finish work, the last thing I want to do is to start helping you with your trade fair exhibition!”
I had met Lisa and Linda my first day of junior year. My name is Scott, and I am a normal guy … 6 foot, 2 inches tall, normal build, not to big, not to small. I am a little shy around new people. Sure I knew some people my first year in a new school, but this was the start of my junior year in college. I wanted it to be special. Lisa and Linda were twins, two beautiful girls, who grew up side by side. Identical in every way. You really couldn’t tell them apart. The first time I met them was at at orientation, when I was registering for classes. I saw them sitting alone, and decided to sit next to them and try to talk. We started talking, and we immediately connected.
Stepping out of the car at the gas station, Trevor looked at the dark skies and impending storm. He felt the cool breeze and knew the front was just passing over. He unscrewed his gas cap and turned to see just what this tank of gas will cost. He slid his credit card into the slot and quickly removed it. Grabbing the nozzle for regular, he let his mind wander as he slipped the nozzle into the opening for the gas. He pictured Anabel, leaned over the rear fender of the car as he slipped his nozzle in.
Trevor had known Anabel for a long time, since high school in fact, but it was only recently they had truly discovered each other. In fact, it wasn’t until Trevor had run into her at the mall that he realized she had come back to town. Though both were with friends at the time, they made arrangements to take a day trip to the beach the next day. He was just filling up the car before they headed out, into the storm it appeared.