Feeling Froggy


Intercepted by #72 Liam Wilson at the 89 yard line. Twelve seconds on the clock, I’ve never seen him run so fast. The crowd is going crazy…

“Froggy, Froggy, Froggy!”

#47 going for the tackle and he slams to Li-AMAZING!!! HE’S STILL RUNNING. Jefferson and Williams going for the kill. WHAAA-DID YOU SEE THAT JUMP? I CAN SEE WHY THEY CALL HIM FROGGY!!!  He’s approaching the end zone… TOUCHDOWN!!! HE DID IT LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!!! THE BULLDOGS WON THE CHAMPIONSHIP!!! What a great game this was. This is it for tonight ladies and gentlemen, remember to walk in groups. This is Jessie from BFHS, HAVE A GREAT NIGHT!

Meanwhile in the locker room.

“Wow, I can’t believe this! We are champions! Whoa!”

“Liam I can’t believe it!!! But… how do you jump so high.”

“I don’t know Carl, I just do.”

“We haven’t seen anyone jump so high since… Fred.”

The room fell silent.

“Why did you have to open your mouth Carl?” Miles objected.

“Who is Fred?” Asked Liam nervously.

“Fred was in the football team 4 years ago, he used to jump high like you… He helped score the winning touchdown  at the 2011 championship…” Carl stops abruptly.

“What?!?” Liam asked anxiously.

“He disappeared the night of the championship, right after the win and no one knows where he went.” Miles finished without hesitation.

Liam’s laughs, “that’s it, some ridiculous urban legend. I’m going to the party guys, I will see you there after I pick up Jenna. Later!”

“Miles, man, why didn’t you tell him about all of the other disappearances?”

“Because it’s just a stupid urban legend. We all know that the superstars got scouted to good colleges, that’s what they did!”

“Who the hell told you that bed time story, your mommy? ”

“No, your mommy!”

They square off..

“HEY!!! KNOCK IT OFF YOU TWO!!!”

“Coach! He-”

“I don’t want to hear it, go home! Don’t ruin a great night! Great job out there… where’s Liam?”

The silence said it all.

“HOW COULD YOU GUYS LET HIM WALK BY HIMSELF, YOU KNOW BETTER!!! I BETTER GO GET HIM… I just hope I’m not too late.”

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As Liam is walking to his car, he hear rustling near the trees. “Guys, you’re not funny!” But no one answers. Then coming out of the sees the most beautiful girl he’s ever seen.

“Hello handsome, where are you going?”

“Uh… To a party, we just won the state championships.”

“Ooooh… How fun! Wish I could go…”

“You can go with me.”

“What about your girlfriend?” She asks getting closer… “She loves you, you know.”

“She’ll get over me.” He looks down at his phone turns his ringer off.

“Mmmm, do you really want to break her heart over little ‘ol me?” Her lips are close to his.

Instead of answering her he kissed her, but as soon as he did, he started to choke.

“What happened? Frog in your throat?” She frowns at him…”why is it that you men think it’s okay to break a girls heart? I used to be ugly you know… Until I kissed a frog thinking he would turn into my prince, instead I ended up beautiful. The frog then asked me to make me a wish. So I wish to test men of their worthiness, if they are… Worthy that is, they get one wish, if not they end up like you, now what do you have to say for yourself?”

Liam’s throat finally is clearing up, he’s finally going to give this crazy witch a piece of his mind when “ribbit” is all that comes out of his mouth.

“I’m sorry, were you trying to say something?” And she walks into the night leaving the Liam croaking the night away.

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Giddy Up!


“‘I’ll make sure to set you up with someone who’ll show you the ropes. That’s what he said to me and then paired me with Gero.”

“No way, he didn’t! Gero! After HE took your job at the last ranch!!!” Sara still chewing her steak. “Then what happened?!?”

“I walked the walk, cool as a cucumber-“

“Uh-huh, in other words you tripped and made a fool out of yourself.” I hate how she chews one bite 50 million times.

“Anyway, I went around, introducing myself, making a good impression. You know, this ain’t my first rodeo. I even had girls swooning over me, you know?”

“Poor things, they don’t know any better.”

“Will you just swallow already? And listen, I’m a great catch! I mean… That’s how I got you, didn’t I? You fell right into my arms and stayed there when I lassoed you!”

“Yeah Bill, but that because I didn’t know any better.” I watch her swallow her third bite in 30 minutes, wondering why I always invite her out to eat. Oooooh that woman really know how to make a man crazy!

“Sara, why is it that after all of these years, you’re still single?” This is the fastest bite I see her swallow, it must be a personal record.

“Bill, what in the world are you talking about, crazy old man! There is no other cowboy that can tie this gal up like Cowboy Bill.” 

“I thought you said you know better.” 

“I never said that, I said back then I didn’t know better, I never said I learned anything.” We lock eyes.

The doors open breaking our gaze… “Okay you two! Lunch break is over! 3 o’clock rodeo starts in 15 minutes… Bill, you’re up with Sara. Sara, you’ll be in the saloon. Bill, you’ll be replacing Gero.”

“Sure thing boss, but why?” I can see that Sara wants to know too.

“The man done lassoed Bucky instead of Boots and the bull done hurt him good. He’s going to be out for a while! You’re lucky break Bill.” He walks out.

“Well Sara, looks like it’s you and me at the ranch just like the old times.”

“We have a conversation pending.”

“Dinner at Rowdies?”

“Giddy Up Cowboy.”

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Sealed with a Kiss


As I clutch what feels like 500 pound worth of textbooks, I stop dead on my tracks. There he is… walking… my way. James Johnson. He has these deep blue eyes, and a sideway smirk that makes my knees weak.

“Hey.”

Did he just say “hi” to me? Respond, say something, Taaaalk. “Um, hi!” Smooth Liz. Duck your head and walk away. Walk,walk,walk.

“Wait”

I froze in place feeling like I’m going to vomit and slowly turned around.

“You going to class, right?” He said with that heart melting smirk.

“Yeah.” why wouldn’t I?

“You swimming today?”

I forgot about swimming… “Yeah… Are you?” I look at my shoes, avoiding his eyes… I’m uncomfortable.

“I was considering skipping, but… wanna be partners?”

“What about your horde of girlfriends?” That came out wrong. He raises his eyebrow at me his smirk morphed into a full smile.

“I dumped them all, just so we can be partners in class.”

We both laugh. “Alright, see you in class.” I walk away, I don’t want to let him know how jello he makes me. He always has.

Six o’clock couldn’t come fast enough… I ran back to my dorm where I tore the place apart looking for my bathing suit completely ignoring my roomie.

“Psycho much? I just cleaned, you know… Like 5 minutes ago.” She sounds so aggravated.

“Sorry Mish, but J.J. just asked me if we could be partners at swi-”

“WAIT…. J.J. as in James Johnson?” She was now on top of her bed. “What about his hordies?” She asked amused.

I couldn’t help but laugh…”I asked him about it, it just slipped out and he said heeeeeee DUMPED THEM TO BE MY PARTNER!!! ”

“AHHHHHHHHHH!!!” We scream as we jump on top of the bed.

“Okay-okay-okay…. Get out of here before you’re late! Later, you are going to tell me all about it while you clean this mess.” Her face lit up.

“See ya later roomie!” I literally ran to class and nearly slam right into him. “Sorry.”

“How come we stopped hanging out?” His question threw me off.

“You mean like after middle school?” That was like… 5 years ago.

“Yeah, we always had fun” he looked hurt. Which made me angry.

“Once we got into High School, you had a bunch of girlfriends which hated me. You stopped talking to ME. Why are you even asking me?!?”

“Because you were with Brandon and he knew I liked you. He knew I was going to ask you to… Anyway, when I came back from vacation… you were together.”

Fuming I held my anger, instead I whispered. “We were NOT TOGETHER, we were friends. Besides, he told me you were going to ask my sister out.You could have told me, instead of just ignoring me.”

“What difference would it make anyway?”

“I have missed you this whole time! Wondering why you would like my sister and not me.” I am glaring at him now.

“J.J., We need to talk.” We both look at Jessa and her horde.

Tears start prickling my eyes as I turn away and I hear him turn away himself.

No way am I going to let this happen. Not after my feelings where reawakened. I turn around and pace toward them. “Excuse me.”

“Remember the surprise game we played? We’d closed our eyes, opened our hand and we’d give each other something we’d have to guess what it was with our eyes closed?”

He nods.

“Close your eyes.”

“But I don’t have anything to give you.”

My stare made him immediately do as I said and he closed his eyes.

Before courage escaped me, I kissed him very softly on the lips. I backed off… But he just stood there with a weird look on his face. So I kissed him again. “I gave you a kiss, so you can hopefully feel how much I have always cared. I am not asking for anything back. You can go with Le’ Miz over there.” I turn around and walked away.

I walk away, pretending to be  cool, but my heart was going a million miles per hour. I just had my fist kiss in college…and it wasn’t exactly what I expected. but I don’t know what to expect. Fireworks, sirens? (Sigh). There I go, I gave it away and now I just pray for the best.

Class was a breeze…No matter how much I try to swim to the bottom of the pool, my tush floats to the top. So since I no longer qualify for my lifeguarding certification, I just played the victim. I got to “yell” for help and people in class saved me.

Walking back to the cafeteria, I start thinking about the menu. It is Thursday…roasted turkey with mashed potatoes, sa-

“Liz!!! Liz!!!” He runs right in front of me.

“We need to go back…” he looks crazed. I have  nothing to say. “I didn’t get to give you something when we played the game. Close your eyes, give me your hand.” I do as told. “I am sorry I can’t give you my heart, I already gave it away.” Tears start coming straight from my heart as he says this. “I already gave it to you the day we met, so all I can give you is a promise, I promise that we are going to be the best of friends again, that we are going to have fun just like we used to, that I will never let you go again.” It was then that I felt his lips on mine, soft and sweet. I opened my eyes.

“You-”

“Sealed it with a kiss.” He smiled and extended his hand. It was as sweet as when we were kids.

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Party at Jonny’s


It is #BlogBattle Tuesday again!!! Join the Fun! This week’s word is Madness.

“Dude, this party is going to be so wicked!” Jonny tells Jake as he puts on his favorite AC/DC t-shirt on. He then throws jeans at him. “Come on!!! Molly is going to be here.” Jacob puts on his jeans groaning…“I’m sick of these parties and you always end up too messed up to clean up.”

“Dude, I’ve got you covered, I used dad’s card and ordered a clean up service for tomorrow, so we can get away with murder if we want to.” Jake doesn’t like when he talks that way, it only means that he’s really up to no good. “Throw everything under the bed so we don’t have to bother with it later.” Jake sighs and does what he’s told.

The bell rings…“THE PARTIERS ARE HERE!!!” Jonny jumps and runs to answer the door. “Heeeeeeey, thanks for bringing your friends dude!”

“It’s Craig, not dude. We just wanted to see if your parties are really not lame like you say.” He pushes Jonny out of the way as his friends make their way to the living room. “Where’s your tunage?” Jonny points at the Pod connected to the boom box. “Just like I said, lame.”

Ignoring him, he starts taking the party cups and drinks out of the cabinets. He takes the soda bottles and dumps 1/4 of the contents into the punch bowl to add a little fizz. He opens his backpack and puts party hats on top of the entrance table in this order exactly: party hats, cups, soda, punch and chips. “Lame!” Craig calls out.

Meanwhile, upstairs Jake is cleaning his room obsessively. “Molly is going to be here.” He take sheets out of the linen closet and throws the dirty ones down the laundry shoot. Before he throws the pillow case down, he wiped off all of the dust he can see. “Molly’s going to be here.” He throws the pillow case down and runs to Jonny’s drawer where he sprays one too many sprays of Adidas cologne and an extra spray on his bed for good measure. He jumps at the sound of the doorbell and says to himself, “be strong”, takes a deep breath and downstairs he goes.

It is crazy how quickly the house filled up with people, there was no room to walk, no room to breath. The music was thumping as loud as the boom-box would go. Bodies everywhere, fists pumping at the beat, a line a mile long for the bathroom. Girls hurdled in groups, guys placing bets on the football game playing on the big screen TV. But there she was at the corner, Molly. Cup in one hand, munching on chips with the other while talking to her friends. Too many people to see their faces, but he could recognize her anywhere, almost as if they were linked mentally. He takes a deep breath to get some nerve only to have a coughing fit, creating attention to himself, not the good kind. Molly looks at him while her friends stare laughing, raising an eyebrow and turning back to her friends. “He’s so weird” says one friend. “Yeah, he’s always talking to himself” says the other as they hurdle in a circle to talk some more.

Jonny hurries to the front door to pay for the pizza he ordered. “That will be $222.49” He hands over his dad’s card and gives him a $50 tip. “Thanks Dude” says the delivery man gratefully. They high five and Jonny closes the door. “Foooooood is here!!!!” Jonny grabs his slices before they are gone.

Walking through dancing bodies is no easy task with pizza and two full cups, but Jake manages to get to Molly without a spill. “Uh, hey!” he says spilling some of the drinks. “Hi!” Molly replies while her girlfriends leave laughing. “So, uh, I thought you might be hungry and need a refill” he says spilling some more. “Thanks, you didn’t have to do that” She puts her cup under the new one and grabs a slice. “You look nice!”…He bites. “Thanks, you know…you should chew with your mouth closed.” Embarrassed he says “Yeah, my mom tells me that all of the time.” Wiping food off that came from his mouth, they get interrupted by a brawl…

Everyone is trying to see what is going on. “WHAT MAKES YOU THINK YOU CAN HIT ON MY GIRLFRIEND?!?” Craig has Jonny by the shirt. “Dude, you were single 5 minutes ago, it’s a party, I just want to have a little fun.”

“NOT WITH MY GIRLFRIEND!!!” Craig throws a swing.

“Can you hear me?”

As if nothing happened he says “Dude, that party was wicked!!!”

“You are at the hospital, you’ve been sleeping for three days.”

“Dude, last thing I remember…um…that…he punched me!”

“Is that what happened?”

“Dude…yeah… it was a wicked party!!! Where is my brother…Jake!!!” he calls out.

“You mean Jacob.” he writes a couple of notes.

“No, mom calls him Jacob, I call him Jake.”

“You mean, your mom calls you Jacob…John Jacob.” Puzzled Jonny looks at the doctor. “Jonny, my name is Dr.Wilson and I have been your doctor for the past 3 years. You suffer from multiple personality disorder and schizophrenia. You like us to call you Jonny most days, some days Jake, sometimes Craig and even…Molly.”

Jonny’s nerves getting the best of him, he hugs his knees and stares into blank space.

“Hi Jake, I’m Doctor Wilson…”

I hope you like the madness!!!

~Jahaira

Keeping it in the Cosmics!


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This week’s word is Cosmic. Here we go!

It is the way he looks at her that makes me turn red with anger. What is so special about her anyway? She believes she is so pretty with her long dirt brown hair, her hips swinging as she walks,  swampy green eyes…I don’t know what he sees in her.

I look so much better than her, my eyes sparkle like stars, my skin glitters with youth and I eat way better stuff than she does.

“It’s called food…”

“Get out of my room! Does mom know you are not at practice?”

“Yeah, it was canceled! Besides, I am the best anyway, I don’t need to practice.” I watch my pesky brother sit on my bed always invading my privacy.

“So why are you spying on him again? You are not his type.”

“What do you mean? I am the most desirable bacherlorette on the planet. I can have anyone I want.” He is trying to get the red out of me but it’s not going to work. “Besides, the first thing I am going to do when the Cosmic Fest ends is get as far from here as possible and never come back!”

I see a flash of sadness in his eyes. “Are you going to go with him?” I nod unsure that he would keep my secret.

“Mommmmm! Gleek is leaving to go be with a Human!” He slams the door shut before I can get him. “