36 Chapters • 290ish pages (once I finish Afterward) • Word count 61139
Now I’ll print and go over with an even finer toothed comb... Meanwhile, Nicki, and her best friend, spit sister for life, Kelly, have been through a lot in this crazy story. Will their friendship survive?
This one of the few pictures I have of my grandparents together. I still remember the great anticipation I felt for this occasion, my 7th birthday- Chase Knoll’s Apartments circa 1973. That’s me with the interesting shag haircut and striped shirt. It is also the only photo I have of the real Kelly, my first best friend, on the far left. I’ve thought about her often throughout my life and, as a kid, never understood why our friendship/play dates got cut off so abruptly. As an adult, I finally learned (sadly) that apparently her father may have had a thing for my grandmother and showed up inebriated at our apartment, possibly more than once, and really scared her.
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