For this year’s A to Z, I will be doing a collection of flash fiction featuring Steven, the MC from Blackbird, from right before he came to Newstead through his first year there.
P is for Possibilities
“We weren’t expecting you until later this summer,” the man said as he led me into an office building. There was weight to his words; it was almost like he knew all about what had happened in Wilson.
I kept my mouth shut. If he didn’t know, then I didn’t want to be the one to change that.
He smirked, sensing my distrust. “By the way, I don’t think I introduced myself. My name is Erikson; I’m the dean here at Newstead.” He held out his hand like he wanted me to shake it. After a half second pause, I did.
“Steven,” I answered, even though he already knew that. His grip was more than it had to be as he pumped our hands up and down a couple of times before sitting down behind his desk.
I followed his lead and sat down, and waited for a little more of what he’d said in his letter: the welcome, the promises; but that’s not what I got.
Instead, he just sat there looking directly at me for a full minute, like he was trying to read my soul or something; and as it turns out, that wasn’t too far from the truth.
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