okay here's the hook... I guess this could easily be Back Cover Copy, but I'm obviously planning this more as a Foreward... or at least that was what it was when I started...
If you asked me yesterday afternoon whether my life would make an interesting movie I would have said “sure, maybe with a little polish… okay, a lot of polish.” Last night, though, changed everything.
You see I'm not what you'd call popular. I'm not a guy who's into sports, or cars, or even sports cars. Hell, I’m not even the head of the AV or Drama club. I’m that weird guy hanging out in the library on my lunch, seemingly happiest all alone. For most, my presence in school is just something to be ignored.
I mean it’s not like I don’t have friends. Don’t get that Idea. I have 2 amazing friends; 2 Wonderful, gorgeous, generous, patient, loving friends who straddle the lines of cool to hang out with me time to time. The loner and the cheerleaders, I can almost hear them snickering about it behind their hands as I walk down the hallway to get on the bus.
I've lived in the same house for as long as I can remember. The front windows staring blindly down the street at the dead end. There’s a park in the field down there, it’s actually where the opening scene takes place.
This is of course where I met her.
Of course there is a “her”. Every great story in time has a “her” I’d be willing to bet. How many crazy love stories have more than one I wonder? How about 2? While we’re at it why not make them the main character’s two best friends?
I'm doing my best to remain a little detached here, because up until about 7 hours ago we were friends. The thought of being more than friends might have passed through my mind as something that would be cool, but I’d never taken it seriously.
That all changed at the party. I made a play for what I thought I wanted. For the first time in my life I truly rolled the dice…