This is a collection of short stories. Some are sweet (relatively, as I'm always dramatic), others I wrote while working on The Dream Catchers and Gray Daze Some of my characters take me to quite the darker spaces, so I had to put down the thoughts. I hope you like them. *************** Short Stories and Poems Hello Miss and BIG NEWS! YOU GUYS! My first book The Gentleman's Code is NOW ON PAPER! You can get it here, if you want, or read on Sofa :) I also have other free stories on Sofa if you want to check them out <3 Thank you for being here. amazon. com/Gentlemans-Code-D-Fox-ebook/dp/B08TZCTNZ6/ref=sr_1_5? dchild=1&keywords=the+gentleman%27s+code&qid=1613934812&sr=8-5 "You don't pay any attention to mee. " My "so-called" girlfriend pleads and I weigh my options whether to straight hang up the phone or parrot the usual excuse. I go with option two, it's safer, as I know she won't just stop there. "You know, the seasons began, I can't just stop going to practice. " "Ughh... you and your stupid hockey. " She says, evenly now. That probably means she got distracted by checking her nails, or her makeup in the mirror. "Cool, I'll see you at school then. " "Wait, you aren't coming tomorrow with us? " "What's tomorrow and who is us? " I'm sure she's told me, but for the life of me, I can't remember shit. "You promised to meet? " "Was is it in the afternoon? " "Yeah, Trent. Before going to Bree's party? " "Was it really tomorrow? " "God.. Duuuh... " "Yeah, no. I can't. " "And why not? " She asks. "I have to stay after school. " "Practice again? " "Nah, getting scolded by Mr. Belcroft. " "Who? " "My teacher. " "That was the literature geezer teach, right? " "Same one. " "What does he want again? " "Dunno, says he's unhappy with my essay. " "The stupid essay again. Okay, whatever. " I should've hung up for real. "Right, so I'll see you at school then. " "See you. " "Bye, Jessica. " "Uh-huh. Aren't you forgetting something? " A massive eye-roll on my end. "Kisses, babe. " "Kisseeees. " I hung up, resisting the urge to throw my phone away. As the hockey team's captain, though, I guess I have to obey the rules and date the main cheerleader. At least till homecoming, and until everyone fucking leaves me alone. I don't like it, yo...