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Blog Fiction: Twenty One

I got the idea for this short story from Shaelin Bishop (aka Shaelin Writes on YouTube) as part of a writing exercise for character development. In one of her writing exercises (downloadable here), she suggested developing characters by putting them through certain situations--say, a breakup--to see how they would fare in the midst of conflict. The character that I chose for this exercise is the main character for the novel that I'm planning to write later in the year, so I thought it would be a good way to get into her head while I'm preparing myself to write the rest of the story.

I plan on posting fiction on this blog from time to time, so let me know if you would like to read more from me! Until then, I hope you enjoy Vanessa's story. 
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Vanessa should’ve been dancing all night on her 21st birthday, but she’d spent half the time at the club staring at her phone.

She knew that Steven would be busy at the station, but she’d been hoping he’d at least shoot her a text to…

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