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  1. We Were Summer and Winter (Part 2)

    May 16, 2012 by Kiersi

    We Were Summer and Winter
    (Part 2)

    A short story

    (If you’re new, start with Part 1.)

    We did three more shows, and none were as good as our first. Ms. Gilbert was too kind to push for a between-show rehearsal to clean up our act, but the sudden change in our chemistry didn’t go unnoticed by everyone else.

    “Are you guys fighting?”

    “Did something happen?”

    “No,” I said, shaking my head. “Nothing happened. The stars just haven’t aligned, I guess.” (more…)


  2. We Were Summer and Winter (Part 1)

    May 15, 2012 by Kiersi

    We Were Summer and Winter
    (Part 1)

    A short story

    No one could say how long Dillon and I had been friends. His mother and my father had worked together since before either of us were born—I was a November baby, a winter child, while Dillon burst out screaming sometime in July, a summer child. We were always that: summer, and winter.

    I can’t say we cared for one another much as toddlers, because I doubt toddlers care for much besides their mothers and their juice boxes. We likely flung our poop like monkeys and bit each other’s ears. Of course, the only moments captured on camera are sweet ones, like splashing in the bathtub or napping with uncanny peace in an oversized bed. (more…)