Carrie Lynn Hawthorne is a writer from Los Angeles, California. Her work has been featured in Cultural Daily, Hennepin Review, Sunlight Press, and more. For links to her recent publications, go to carrielynnhawthorne.com.
One sloppy kiss melded into another as they passed me around like holy communion. Finally, Nick’s turn. A sudden freefall in my chest, like I forgot my homework. I pushed back my bangs and put on Dr. Pepper lip gloss.