Jack Ryder (Young Adult)
Jack Ryder was adjusting to life after college just fine. He was a fun-loving, but had an easy nature about him that just made things easy to deal with. Few things ruffled his feathers. He spent long hours painting and survived off pizza and food trucks.
It was through his love of pizza that he met Sophia.
→ Continue reading ’15: Ryder 2 – ‘One Minute More’’
The McMaster 2 Family
Juliet McMaster (Young Adult), Sam Monte (Young Adult)
Juliet McMaster went into labor early on a frosty spring morning. The rain was washing away the remnants of the blizzard that had swept through. Luckily for her, she was more than prepared, since this baby was well overdue and quite tired of waiting!
→ Continue reading ’15: Spring Births – McMaster & Novak’
Paula Novak (Adult), Stefan Novak (Adult), Gwendolyn Novak (Adult), Stella Novak (Teen), Dana Novak (Child)
It seemed like just yesterday that Dana Novak was a cute little toddler. Paula enjoyed watching the girls grow. She’d never been keen on having kids of her own, but she certainly enjoyed being there for her nieces! Gwendolyn was doing better, but she still wasn’t going to win any mother of the year awards.
Paula was more than happy to pick up the slack.
→ Continue reading ’15: Novak 2 – ‘Every Morning’’
Alex Klein (Adult), Rhys Klein (Young Adult), Bettina Ackerman (Young Adult)
Alex Klein was living the good life, for the most part. He was still on the political scene, but in a decidedly diminished sense. He was now one of those who helped decide the people that would run and managed their affairs for that particular party. It was a nice change. Age was quickly creeping up on him and he definitely felt the need to scale back.
He’d taken up writing as a hobby, to fill in the gaps. He had started out writing about politics, but his publisher urged him to write about himself.
→ Continue reading ’15: Klein – ‘When You Were Young’’
Jessica Ryder (Young Adult), Rebecca Jefferson (Young Adult)
Rebecca always made sure to care for Jessica’s squirrel. It was one of the few things she had remaining of her father. The squirrel was getting old, but Rebecca did her best to keep it in good health. She was home all day, so it was the least she could do.
→ Continue reading ’15: Ryder – ‘Angel’’
Emma Steel (Young Adult), Skip Taylor (Young Adult), Amy Steel (Baby)
Dominic Cosaro spent a lot of time over at Emma’s apartment. He was babysitting his first grandchild, Amy. Of course, ‘babysitting’ a tiny infant mostly entailed him playing computer games while she napped quietly in her nursery. Emma and Skip did all the heavy lifting, which was just as well. Dominic had never been terribly skilled with babies.
→ Continue reading ’15: Steel/Taylor – ‘Grand Theft Autumn’’
Andrew Novak (Young Adult), Rena Eubanks (Young Adult) Natalia Novak (Young Adult)
Natalia had been adamant about Rena needing one last night of freedom before marrying her brother. They weren’t doing a big wedding or anything, but Natalia claimed it was a ‘rite of passage’. Andrew rolled his eyes and promised to be ‘missing’ for a night while Rena began to eagerly anticipate what awaited her. She was a big of a ‘closeted’ Party Animal.
It turned out to be an absolute blast.
→ Continue reading ’15: Novak – ‘Hurricane’’
Dominic Cosaro (Elder)
Dominic Cosaro was planning his retirement. Of course, before then, he had one final season to play through. Their final and biggest game took them to the farthest reaches, out into the hot, humid deserts. Dominic was only the coach, but he was well-known and renowned, so he definitely wanted to ‘go out with a bang’, so to speak.
Luckily for him, his team won the game and his legacy was forever cemented in sports history, both as a VIP and a coach.
→ Continue reading ’15: Cosaro – ‘Best I Ever Had’’
Philip McMaster (Adult), Bianca McMaster (Adult), Dylan McMaster (Child), Molly McMaster (Child)
Dylan McMaster wasn’t the type to “buckle down” and do his homework. The only thing that kept his grades mediocre was the fact that his little sister, Molly, was more scholastically minded; she was always happy to prove how much more she knew by assisting him with his homework.
As a true slacker, Dylan was more than happy to feed her ego in an effort to keep their parents off his back.
→ Continue reading ’15: McMaster – ‘Even Flow’’
Julian Cosaro (Term 1), Gavin Klein (Term 1), Michelle Valdes (Term 1)
Julian Cosaro had been excited to head off to University–a whole new world of academia to uncover. He was majoring n Science along with Gavin Klein. The two were mild acquaintances from high school, though they didn’t travel in the same ‘social circles.’ Julian was surprised to see Michelle Valdes in attendance, as well.
“Are you saying that someone like me couldn’t get into university?” Michelle was brazen and forthright. She was only joking, but Julian was too nervous to notice. She was a transplant, having moved to Aperture with only two years left in high school. Her family was a bit… odd.
“W-What? No,” he began nervously, “that’s not what I meant at all–”
She waved him off and continued to her room, “calm down, boy wonder. I was kidding.”
→ Continue reading ’15: University – ‘Messages’’