Before The Nanny with the Skull Tattoos came out, I made a deal with my readers: if the book got 200 adds on Goodreads, I would write and post a flashback of when Max first finds out about Chloe. The book is now up to 600+ adds! Thank you so much to everyone who added it! There are more vignettes coming. Enjoy!
Max slouched into the cafeteria, his backpack trailing on the floor. The last forty-five minutes seared into him. He was completely, totally, indefinitely screwed.
“What’s wrong, Maxi Pad?” Riley, his best girl friend, nudged him with her elbow. A ripped section of the bottom of her bootcut jeans dragged on the floor behind her like a tail. She veered toward the line.
He shuffled over to a table.
“Wait, you’re not eating?” Casting a longing glance at the food, Riley slipped out of line and joined him.
He put his head down on the faux wood, its cool facade seeping into his forehead. His backpack plunged to the floor.
“Talk to me, Houston.” Riley poked his arm. “It can’t be that bad.”
He groaned. It was that bad. At the rate he was going, he was never going to finish high school, never mind get into a good college. Forcing himself to sit up, he took a deep breath. Just as he was about to explain what happened, his girlfriend Nicole walked into the cafeteria. He swallowed hard. “Here we go.” Continue reading