Mixed Drinks

by Oceana Setaysha

She was the quiet, studious type until that night when the drinks came out. The first few beers left her stable but then they wandered into the kitchen to create colourful concoctions without thought to flavour or even effect. Down went the drinks and out came the secrets, the fears, the hopes and the dreams of this girl he would never see the same again. "Everyone thinks I'm perfect but I'll never be anything real," she said dry-eyed as she downed another of his mixed drinks. He sat and listened, not having to feign interest, as he found out more than he ever should have known and promised to keep more secrets than he could handle. The next day at school she refused to recognise him so he locked all her forbidden words in a secret safe knowing the only key was a good mixed drink.

6S - C3

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