Today’s section of Sweet Brain Damage. Check Contents page for previous parts.
The note hit Abigail’s desk the moment the teacher’s back was turned. Finally something of interest to read during their boring science class. Abigail was almost beginning to think she would pass out from a combination of heatstroke and boredom. ‘Come over tonight?’ was written in Hayley’s semi-legible scrawl. Hayley was one of Abigail’s best friends. She was a petite but plain-looking brunette with a sly smile. Abigail quickly penned back ‘Can’t. Have practice.’ A dissatisfied snort later the note flipped back onto her notebook. The sound punctured the rustling of paper with a dislocating sharpness. Abigail hastily covered the paper as the teacher looked questioningly in their direction. “Is there a problem, Miss Gretchen?” Hayley shook her head, not even phased by the intense stares that were now on the pair. ‘Blow off netball. Not like you enjoy it.’
‘Districts coming up.’
‘Come on! Ellen needs girl’s night in! Not same without you.’
‘Why, what’s up with Ellen?’
‘If you weren’t to busy being a NERD you’d know.’
‘Some of us have grade averages to keep. Ellen?’
‘She broke up with Tim. Caught him playing around.’
‘Jerk. Still need to go to practice. I will send out the texts though; his reps good are sewage.’
‘Thanks, wicked one, but still won’t forgive you for ditching tonight!’
‘Sorry, got to practice if I’m ever to beat Rose.’
‘The rivalry with your sister is unhealthy. Let you off tonight, but you’re coming out Sat.’
‘Party at Jamie’s? I’m coming!’
‘How shocking! Not in bed with books?’
Abigail drew a herself pulling a slightly rude expression at Hayley and ignored her until the bell rung.