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  1. Public Bookmark 12

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    April’s perfect pink mouth is moving, and it takes Sterling a second to realize that she’s saying something: “Nobody told me.”

    “Told you what?” Sterling replies a beat too late.

    “That you were Margo’s teacher.”

    Sterling blinks, the accusation behind the "you" stinging just a little. She also isn’t sure how to respond—it’s not like the school board would send April an email saying, "Welcome to Orchard Elementary, the girl whose first orgasm you’re responsible for is your daughter’s new teacher."

    April, fresh off a divorce, reappears in Sterling's life in a way that neither of them could ever expect.

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    10 Jan 2022

  2. Public Bookmark 5

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    In the time it takes the doorbell to finish ringing and someone to answer, Sterling’s mind jumps between a thousand and ten different memories. April at seven, laughing so hard that grape juice shoots out of her nose because Sterling keeps making her chopsticks look like walrus tusks. April at ten, arms crossed over her chest as she refuses to look Sterling’s way when their fifth grade teacher tells everyone to pair off, and it’s the first time April won’t partner with Sterling in class but certainly not the last time, and it hurts Sterling more than she can possibly put into words. April at sixteen, bright-eyed and near tears in Ellen’s office. April’s lips, hot against hers, their bodies pressed together in the back of the Volt, legs entwined and sparks of pleasure leaping up from the place between them where knees press tight. April at sixteen, crying as she turns her head to the side to dodge Sterling’s kiss, her hands clenched tightly over her knees, her knuckles whiter than bone.

    Sterling’s heart is in her throat, the thump-thump, thump-thump of her pulse swelling in her ears so she can’t hear anything else.

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    AKA: Christmas break, basement parties, and reconnecting with old flames. Oh my.

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    25 Dec 2021

  3. Public Bookmark 23

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    But today, Sterling isn’t in the pew. Neither is Blair. Instead Mr. and Mrs. Wesley stand together, looking oddly small in the absence of their daughters. Mrs. Wesley catches April’s eye, and before April can look away Mrs. Wesley smiles and waves.

    April and Sterling are very much NOT a couple. Which might make April's newfound closeness with Mr. and Mrs. Wesley just a teeny bit complicated.

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    12 Nov 2021

  4. Public Bookmark 17

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    “This is the best,” Sterling whispers, arm nudging April’s through their sleeping bags.

    April turns to her, smiling that big private smile she saves for special occasions, eyes lit up by the lights above them. And for a second, it feels like no one else in the world exists except the two of them.

    “Yeah,” April sighs, so softly Sterling can barely hear her over the rain, so close her breath warms Sterling’s face, “it really is the best.”

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    Sterling, April, and unending rain.

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    08 Nov 2021

  5. Public Bookmark 42

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    This first month since her father got back from prison has been inarguably worse, almost numbingly so, April going about her routine like a robot, paralyzed of what will happen if she breaks it. It’s been day after day of school, clubs, dinner, homework, lying awake in bed, heart pounding fast with fear about what resides in her house, finally falling asleep, having an erotic dream about Sterling Wesley, waking up in a state of both fear and arousal, taking a very long shower, repeat.

    It’s been exhausting to say the least. And April’s not stupid, she’s known it would have to end at some point.

    She just didn’t expect it to end with a fire on her front lawn.

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    19 Aug 2021

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