Nearly perfect

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Summary

Katie should be happy, but she isn't. She's supposed to live in a paradise, but it feels more like a limbo. However, smart girls weren't made for crashing. She's going to make it. She has to.

Genre:
Drama / Other
Author:
Iseria2you
Status:
Ongoing
Chapters:
2
Rating:
n/a
Age Rating:
13+

Mud

Mud has a very special taste. The flavour itself, so very rich, doesn't really stick. Each mouthful different, there's just no real signature to it. The texture on the other hand...

Katie sighed, as she let the spoon drop back into the soup. Her mother looked over, concern etched into her brows.

"Everything alright, sweetie?" she asks.

"Anyone need roughing up?" Katie's brother wants to know.

And Katie just can't let them know. That today's soup tastes like mud. That yesterday's spaghetti choked her. That chewing bread leaves her jaw tired.
Because, if she does, they still can't do anything about it.

But they will worry.

So she shakes her head, stands up, and gets creative.

"No," she says, "It's nothing, really."

As she collects her tableware, she realises it lacks an impact.

"Just some school stuff."

As she turns back after placing her stuff by the sink, her brother is eating again, though her mother's brow remains lined.

"Just this project I'm having some trouble with."

"Ah," her mother breathes, and the lines disappear after a final eyebrow shrug.

Another evening down.

----

Back upstairs, Katie chokes up. She lied to them again. Not really, she's really got a school project she's having trouble with, but that's just because she can't focus on it, and the reason she can't focus on it isn't because it's boring or anything like that, but because she really can't focus on anything, because focusing on something, anything at all, might make her happy, and then, when it's over, she won't be happy anymore, and that's unbearable, and awful and terrible and... sad.

So, instead, she searches the internet for symptoms of drug abuse, and decides she's a junkie.

She's gonna play the part, and she's gonna be good at it, and maybe she won't ever have to stop. She'll be happy. Without end, this time.

Lesson 1: Doesn't hand in homework.

Logging off the school network hurts like hell. She can taste the oncoming disappointment.

But withdrawals are like that.

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Eveos: Could not put this book down! So much love and pain in the story of such a strong powerful women

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Inga: I like everything about this novel. I’d recommend it to my friends it is really nice.

Aislyn: The story is really good and the pacing is amazing. The push and pull that each character goes through is made very evident in the story.

FriRae: Would give this 10 stars if I could. Chemistry is insane, plot is full of twists and turns!

Sarie: I don't think I have ever laughed so hard whilst reading a book. Absolutely loved it!!

Shyanne Frisbee: This was a great book and I loved how he build her self-esteem up and never gave up looking forward to reading more

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More Recommendations

maggiev8mv: I enjoyed this story. You keep the pace going and added lots of plot twists.Only criticism would be there are places more detail would enhance the story. But that's just my opinion. I'm off to read the next story. Thank you for sharing

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Catherine: I liked the story line very interesting and the way Victoria fought for her right to live happily with her son

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maggiev8mv: I enjoyed book 1, book 2 freaking loved it. A tad predictable, but the writing style and storytelling skills made up for it. Thank you for sharing your story!!! Now Book 3!!

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