Saturday, March 17, 2018

Live From Trinity Park

I'll be introducing a few new characters
over the next couple episodes. Kirby is one of them.

This episode contains some bloopers
that were brought to my attention after I posted it.
I'm aware that Kirby is holding her microphone wrong
in the first pic and that she's holding her cellphone before she even reaches for it in her purse.

"This is Kirby Taylor from News 3 live from Trinity park..."

"Alright." Camera woman, Terra Nickels says, lowering her camera. "It's a wrap. We have all the footage."

"Great." Says, Kirby, as the purse that's by her feet vibrates (again). "We can head back to the studio."

She reaches down into her purse and pulls her phone out. 

"But I've got to deal with this first." Kirby tells Terra.

"I'll be waiting in the van." Terra calls over her shoulder, walking away in the direction of the park's parking lot.

Kirby takes her glasses off and props them up on her head. She, of course, knows who has been bombarding her phone with texts for the past couple hours.

Sighing, she scrolls through the texts which also include pictures. Photos of fluffy pastel dresses that become progressively uglier the more she scrolls.

Ugh! What is her sister thinking?!

Kirby texts back, Mom, I'm at work just like I told you earlier. I'll call you later when I get a chance...might not be until tomorrow.

Kirby sends the text off knowing full well that her mother is probably going to text her again until she gets the response she wants.

Kirby drops her phone back into her purse. Just another exciting day in the life of Kirby Taylor, she thinks to herself bittersweetly.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Enough Is Enough

"So, how long are you going to be mad at me?" Zoe demands early one Saturday morning.

Zoe and Aiden have been avoiding each other since Zoe rejected Aiden's Christmas day marriage proposal and it's finally come to a head. Sierra, sick of the awkward tension in the house and Aiden taking up camp on the couch, gave Zoe an ultimatum of working things out with Aiden or else!

Now that time has passed, Aiden isn't mad anymore and the initial hurt and anger he'd first felt have faded. Zoe didn't flat out break up with him so he feels he still has a chance. She may not be ready now, but she might be later on and he doesn't want to eff that possibility up.

"I'm not mad anymore." Aiden tells Zoe.

Zoe looks at him skeptically. "Then why have you been avoiding me and not talking to me?"

"You've been doing the same thing." Aiden reminds her.

Zoe being Zoe, doesn't want to admit it but it's true.

"So..." She says, avoiding his comment. "Where do we go from here?"

"Look." Aiden says, taking a seat next to Zoe. "I don't want to fight or whatever it is we're doing anymore. I get it, you don't want to get married so I'll respect your wishes and won't bring it up again unless you want to talk about it. Just know that if you ever allow me to be your husband, I'll spend the rest of my life trying to make you and our future children happy--"

Zoe holds up her hand.

Whoa! Children?!

Aiden needs to pump his brakes, Zoe has zero plans of ruining her young sexy body with a baby anytime soon.

"Okay, Aiden, so we're good now?" She asks. "You'll stop sleeping on the couch? Because Sierra is one step away from kicking you off the couch and onto a snow bank."

Aiden laughs. It's the first time he's laughed in weeks. It feels good.

"Okay, no more couch." He agrees. "It was starting to hurt my back anyways."

Zoe groans out loud. She's sure it she hadn't talked to Aiden today he would've kept sleeping on the couch indefinitely.

Zoe gets up from her stool and for the first time in weeks touches Aiden, planting a soft kiss on his lips. Aiden reciprocates and places his hands on Zoe's waist and gently pulls her towards him and they share a tender kiss that melts away all of the tension of the past weeks.

All is good again (for now anyways).

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Hello, Little One

Max has driven to her mother's house to visit her sister Kerry and Kerry's brand new baby, Ava Faith Hawke.

Max can't believe how precious little Ava is.

Little Ava is the first baby that's been born into Max's small family in quite awhile and everyone is over the moon.

"Hello, little one." Max whispers to her niece.

This is the first time Max has actually held a newborn baby and she's a little nervous.

Max's mother, Evelyn, tells her to just make sure she supports Ava's head and everything will be alright.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Be Mine

So, one of these photos was only supposed to 
be a tag game on Flickr, but it turned into a little story.

Sebastian Matos anxiously stands in the hallway of Dollston University. He's driven into the city to celebrate Valentine's day with Leah and is trying to remain calm and collected even though he feels everything but.

Leah has just texted him that she's just let her dorm room so he knows she'll be there in a minute.

He's brought her a Valentine's day card but his real present sits burning a hole in his jacket pocket. He wants to wait until they get to the restaurant to give it to her, but what if she says no. That would be totally embarrassing in front of a restaurant full of people.

Leah rounds the corner and there Sebastian is looking super hot in a bright red leather jacket. She hasn't seen Sebastian face to face in almost three months. Between them both going to school full time, working part time, and transportation issues--Sebastian's car breaking down and her not having one--they've had to rely on FaceTime to keep their relationship alive.

She smooths her new dress down, hoping it isn't too childish looking. She bought it thinking it looked cute and quirky but now she isn't so sure.

Sebastian turns around at the sound of footsteps coming down the hall. He smiles when he sees who it is. Only Leah can pull off a dress like that and make it look like it was made for her.

They embrace and exchange a lingering kiss.

Seeing Leah, Sebastian doesn't think he can wait until they get to the restaurant. So, before he loses his nerve, Sebastian clears his throat. He knows the question that he's about to ask Leah isn't even thought about in this day and age, but he comes from an old fashioned kind of family.

"Leah Anne Sinclair, will you be mine?"

He takes a tiny black ring box out of his pocket and offers it to Leah.

"Will you promise to save yourself for me, just like I'll save myself for you until the day we walk down the aisle hand in hand and become husband and wife?"

Leah takes the black box from Sebastian and opens it. Inside the box is a thin banded silver ring with three small diamond accents on it. 

"It's beautiful!" Leah exclaims, grinning from ear to ear. She never expected this from Sebastian today. They were only supposed to be going out for a Valentine's day dinner and movie.

"Well...?" asks Sebastian, his nervousness is subsiding but Leah still hasn't answered his question. 

"Of course, I will!" Leah takes Sebastian by surprise and jumps into his arms. She plants a big kiss on his lips. 

Sebastian smiles lovingly at Leah. He definitely picked the right girl. 

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Trouble Is Coming

Riley Lane is laying on the air mattress on the floor in her tiny little apartment flipping through a fashion magazine when suddenly she feels the presence of someone else in the room.

What the hell?

Only one other person has keys to her place and he's...well, indisposed of at the moment.

"Damn, baby! What the hell are you doing here?!" Riley screams when she sees who it is. "When'd you get out--you didn't break out did ya?!" Riley is talking a million miles a minute, not giving the man time to speak.

She jumps into his arms.

"I got out on good behavior." He jokes in a deep scruffy voice.

He pulls her into a deep kiss that turns her legs into jelly.

"Damn, I missed you." She says, breathlessly, when the kiss breaks.

"You better had." The man pulls her head back by her hair so he can look her square in the face.

"Of course, I did, baby." Riley murmurs, pressing her body into the man. "And I can think of a million ways to show you just how much." 

The man grins.

This is exactly why he decided to visit Riley first. She knew how to treat a man. Business could wait for now...

A few hours later...

"I quit smoking a couple months ago, you know." Riley tells her lover, taking a long drag on her cigarette.

"Doesn't look like it to me." The man laughs, blowing out smoke.

Riley laughs too, careful not to get any ashes on the covers. She stares at the scars on his face. Most people would be appalled by them, but they don't bother her. She's known him so long they'd look weird to her if he didn't have them. 

"Got any food?" He asks, putting out his cigarette. He hasn't had a decent meal in a long time.

Riley isn't much of a cook and knows her fridge is basically empty save some bottled water and diet Coke.

"No, but I can order some Chinese or something."

"Cool." The man gets up, naked as the day he was born and heads to the bathroom to take a piss while Riley finds her cellphone and orders takeout for the both of them.

*Edit* I added the last two photos in as a after thought. They were just going to be pics for Flickr, but I got inspired and added some dialogue to them as well.

Who is this mystery man?
We'll have to wait and see!

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Back To Business Part 2

August spends the rest of the morning making business calls. Around noon he has lunch delivered to him from a nearby deli.

He's so busy chatting on the phone he doesn't see the woman coming into his office until she opens the door.

August quickly wraps up his phone conversation, promising to get back to them soon, and looks at Isla Furtado with amusement. He's been wondering when she would show up.

Isla Furtado sashays into August's office without knocking. She knows it's rude but she has a bone to pick with him.

August looks at the immaculately dressed woman in front of him. If he isn't mistaken, she's carrying one of the expensive IT purses his girlfriend Serafina, has been pestering him about.

"Nice bag." He says gesturing towards Isla's purse. "How much that set you back?"

Isla glances at her purse and shrugs. "I don't know...four or five thousand...I don't remember."

Looks like Serafina isn't going to be getting one. It's isn't that he can't afford the bag, he just doesn't like Serafina that much.

"So, what do I owe the pleasure?" August asks. "I didn't expect to see you today." He lies.

Isla takes a seat. "I think you know why I'm here."

August feigns ignorance.

"You don't remember taking a visit to see someone a little over a week ago?" She asks.

August pretends to think and suddenly remember. "Oh! My visit to see Cameron. Is that why you're here?"

Isla narrows her eyes at August. "Among other things, yes. Did you really think I wouldn't find out?"

"To be honest it hadn't crossed my mind and when has it ever been a crime for an uncle to visit his favorite nephew?"

"He's your only nephew." Isla says dryly.

"True." August agrees. "But he's still my favorite."

August smiles, clearly enjoying getting under his niece's skin. He knew that his nephew would run back and tell Isla about his visit. He also knew that Cameron, in his current predicament, would seriously consider his offer.

"Cameron's not going to sell his shares of the club. Not now and not ever. He'll be out soon and everything will be back to normal."

August raises an eyebrow.

"Normal? Cameron was a loose cannon running around here waiting to explode. The club is a terrible place for someone like him with no self control...the booze, the women..." August trails off.

"You just let me worry about Cameron. Pull another stunt like you just did and I'll have you taken off his visitors list."

"You can't do that."

"Try me and see." Isla says. "All you need to do is keep running the club like you're doing--"

"So, Cameron can come out and eff it all up?" August interrupts. "Doesn't seem very smart."

"Don't worry about Cameron. When he's released he won't have time to be hanging around here."

"And why is that?"

"Because he'll be working for me."

Isla watches the gears in August's mind turn.

"Doing what?"

"That's for me to worry about." Isla stands up to go. She reaches to turn the door handle to go then suddenly stops and turns around.

"I mean it, August. Just leave him alone and let me handle him. I promise you he won't be an issue when he gets out."

With that, Isla disappears down the hall, leaving August very, very curious.

What exactly did Isla mean by he'll be working for me? The only business Isla owns--or co owns is the club.

August know who can find out for him. He sends Rocky a text.

When will we meet Isla's brother Cameron
and does Isla actually have something up her sleeve
You'll have to come back to find out!

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Back To Business Part 1

With the holidays officially over, it's time to get back to the daily grind.

Rocky's at club Avalon, which is basically her second home, filling in her boss on what's been happening at the club in his absence (leaving out one or two details, of course!)

August Furtado (or The Boss as Rocky likes to call him) listens to Rocky, pleased. The numbers don't lie. Rocky held the club down and it had a phenomenal Christmas and New Years Eve.

Once again, Rocky has proved herself to be indispensable and August plans to show his appreciation with a big bonus in her next check.

They chat for a few more minutes before Rocky heads off to the bar to help Iris, one of the bartenders, with ordering more supplies.

Alone in his office, August leans back in his chair. Rocky seems different to him, like she has an extra sparkle in her eye. He wonders what's up with her but knows better to even ask. Rocky has very tight lips when it comes to her personal life.

August turns his attention to his computer, an ancient dinosaur of a thing that he should've upgraded years ago.

He quickly logs in and goes straight to his email which he hasn't checked the whole time he was off and spends about half an hour going through his mail.

When August is done, he turns his attention to the club's closed circuit camera feed. He has no intention of watching an entire week and a half's worth of footage. Rocky took care of everything in his absence so there aren't any issues he needs to take a look at.

If he's being honest with himself, there's only one reason for him to watch the feed and that's to catch another glimpse of the intriguing brunette that's caught his attention. He hasn't been able to get her out of his mind ever since the first time he saw her in the club several months ago. And now that she works in the club he sees her all the time, even if it is just on a computer monitor.

To Be Continued...