Category Archives: Based On A True Story

BOATS – Part 9

When I got home, my mom was sitting at the kitchen table smoking a cigarette. I walked, grabbed a cigarette for myself and sat down. “I was beginning to worry about you.” “I’m sorry I’m so late, but we were … Continue reading

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BOATS – Part 8

He picked me up and walked into his bedroom. He had a blue light bulb screwed into the light fixture, and his whole room was bathed in a soft, blue light. He laid me down on his bed – a … Continue reading

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BOATS – Part 7

I got home and found my mother in the kitchen. “Guess what happened.” “What?” “I said guess.” “Give me a hint.” “Nope, you’ve got 30 seconds to guess.” I lit a cigarette while I waited. “I suppose I can rule … Continue reading

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BOATS – Part 6

Paula and I cruised along the freeway on the way to the beach, it wasn’t a very nice day, kind of cloudy and breezy, but we’d bought kites and wanted to fly them. We were starting to wonder about the … Continue reading

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BOATS – Part 5

Soon after the night we played our little game, Steve and Paula stopped seeing each other. “Did you break up with him or did he break up with you?” I asked here the next day during lunch. “Neither of us … Continue reading

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BOATS – Part 4

I felt really weird knowing I was going to be with Lisa’s boy friend, I told her. “It’s no biggie,” she said. “You know I wanted to see what Ron’s like anyway.” “I know. But it would be different if … Continue reading

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BOATS – Part 3

“My daddy’s a fireman! What’s yours?” “I don’t have a daddy.” “What does your mommy do?” “She’s the beer-bong champion of the world!” Good luck, kid …

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