A Composition Class Project

The following novel is written in installments by the thirteen members of the Bevier C-4 Composition Class. The story is arranged as a novel, so pay no attention to the dates of posting, but follow the tale to its close. As of January 21, we are starting the third of five scenarios for our thirteen characters. You may email or leave comments if you like, and we will be happy to respond if you wish. Enjoy!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Briley -- Scenario IV

Briley sat at the apartment on the day of New Years Eve, with Haley and a book. Her phone laid in her hand as she talked to her new friend Scarlet about joining up for that night for a party, but she didn’t feel like really partying. She had Adam on her mind again. She knew that he cheated, but she didn’t care anymore. She knew that she would take him up in heart beat. She missed him so much.
Haley sat on the couch watching a movie with her coffee cup in her hand and a bagel sitting on a plate in her lap. Suddenly, she looked up at Briley, “What are we going to do tonight, Briles? I heard there were quite a few good parties…but I just want to go see the ball drop. Even though I have been here for two years, I still haven’t witnessed that beautiful phenomenon. What do you say? That cool with you?”
Briley looked at her friend, who sat there happily waiting for her to reply. She didn’t feel like going anywhere. She just wanted to lay in bed with her phone, wishing Adam would call or text…
“Okay,” Briley smiled at Haley, “Let’s go see the ball drop.”

It was 11:30 p.m. and Briley and Haley were standing in the bar across the street from where the ball was going to drop. Briley sighed as she tried to talk to the drunk college kid in front of her. He was quite attractive, but he wasn’t Adam. She kept imagining his blue eyes shining as he talked and his smile and laugh. She swore she heard his laugh. She tried so hard to pay attention to the guy, who had referred to himself as Henry…maybe Harry. She didn’t care. She wanted to find Haley and go back outside to watch the ball drop.
It was five minutes in counting until the ball dropped and they were standing outside with gloves and coats with drinks in there hands. Haley glowed in the fluorescent light of the bar sign. She was so pretty. She flirted with some college guys and a few others that she seemed to know. Briley stared at her cup when she heard everyone start counting down the time until the ball dropped. Haley joined this hubbub. Briley just stood there, watching the sky.
“Five…Four…Three…,” Briley felt a tap on her shoulder and she spun around to see a very familiar face. The one she had missed so much. “Adam!”
Everyone screamed, “HAPPY NEW YEAR!” all around her. He smiled, “Happy New Year Briles,” and kissed her…

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