100 Word Story

California Writers Club, Mt. Diablo Branch has asked for one hundred word stories from its members, so I am creating 100 word stories for my secondary characters. 


I live two lies somewhat successfully.

I am not the quiet, introspective loner everyone assumes I am, but I am selective in who I spend time with.

I am not the perfect student, nor perfect son, the one who gets straight A’s through diligent work and who’s parents sleep comfortably at night with no worries about where their son might be and whom he might be with. Straight A’s come easy to me, without trying, and my parents sleep restlessly most weekends, worried about my whereabouts and wondering if that night is the night I come home beaten and bloodied.

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