Lemonade in the Shed, Part 2

Top photo by Alexander Shustov on Unsplash and bottom photo by Tirza van Dijk on Unsplash 

   Mrs. Stilinski stationed herself near the open front door as Kate stepped into the house, letting the screen door bang closed behind her. The hinges still screamed when the door moved, making her grit her teeth at the sound. She heard shuffling in the living room, footsteps, and then her father appeared in the hallway, Coors Light in hand. 

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Lemonade in the Shed, Part 1

Top photo by Alexander Shustov on Unsplash and bottom photo by Tirza van Dijk on Unsplash

 David had told Kate she could take his cherry red, 1968 Mustang on the drive back to the house where she used to live with her real father and his hatred. Kate thought her stepfather was trying to give her a boost. Revving the engine, Kate smoothly slid into the left lane leading onto the highway, grinning widely, her cigarette clenched between her front teeth. She took a deep inhale, her eyes fluttering, as her fingers tapped nervously on the steering wheel. 

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