Thursday, 27 September 2018

Happy Birthday, June 2027

Tom Patterson has been in this situation two times before - waiting for his baby to be born - but it doesn't get any easier to see Dixie in pain. It feels like she's been in labour for hours and hours and he's beginning to think that something might be wrong. However Dr. Williams is the epitome of calm and assures Tom that everything is going very well.

Dixie doesn't particularly enjoy this part of pregnancy but she's been here before so she's just trying to relax and breath. "Come on Tom, just hold my hand and think of the end result" Dixie says and Tom swallows his fears and does as he's told. Once things start happening, they happen quite fast and soon Dixie and Tom welcome their baby boy into the world

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Stop desire

Round 17: May 2027
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Josh Cooper is 22.
(Cal and Elissa are 65, Nyah is 41, Brooke is 35 and Lilly is 22.)

Narrated by Josh.

I moved to Exmoor after graduation. Lilly used to live in this building too but she bought herself a little house in Allerdale right after graduation. Can you believe it, a 22-year-old with their own house! Not that I blame her. It's close to her workplace and to be honest, this part of the neighbourhood is not very nice or safe. I don't mind so much though. It's not like I'm planning to stay here forever either. I'm just trying to save up money so that I can't get my own studio some day. The apartment is really tiny and there's not much entertainment apart from reading books.

Friday, 31 August 2018

Don't need nobody

Round 17: May 2027
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Liv Harris is 29.
(Jamie is 30, Minka is 9 and Nick and Shea are 7.)

Narrated by Liv

I released my debut album last year and I've been touring a lot. It's actually pretty exhausting to be on the road confined on a bus - I'm not big enough to fly to places - and eventually all hotel rooms start to look the same. It can also get a bit lonely. Obviously I have the band but after a while on the road you get kind of sick spending every moment of your day with the same people. Usually by the time I get to the hotel I just lounge around in my pajamas and call home.

Saturday, 25 August 2018

Dancing in the moonlight

Round 17: April 2027
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Nyah Marlowe is 41, Thomas is 40, Skye is 15, Jett and Kyra are 13 and Lina is 11.
(Iona is 15.)

Narrated by Jett

Skye has a real job now because grandma gave her a job in her lab. She mainly cleans up the place and assists grandma's assistant researcher and I'm insanely jealous. I'm the only of us kids who's interested in science so I should be the one working there. Skye having a job also means that more of the household chores fall on to me and Kyra. It's not too bad, just cleaning the house once a week and cooking a meal here and there. The only thing I just barely manage is mac & cheese but no-one's complained so far.

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

We rule the school, April 2027

Round 17: April 2027

Principal Nyah Marlowe, teachers Phoebe Lind and Quinn Hayes.
Students: Riley Cooper (17), Ross Cooper (16), Madelyn Cooper (16), Jeremy Hayes (16), Skye Marlowe (15), Todd Robinson (15), Liam Cooper (15), Iona Fielding (15), Jesse Midlock (14), Jett Marlowe (13), Kyra Marlowe (13) and Mia Greene (13).

Teachers and students of Wellington High School are thrilled about the new school building. It took the construction company twice the time they initially thought but the building is finally finished and school is in session. There's so much more space than in the old school and the class rooms are better equipped as well. Skye and Todd are just thrilled that they get to sit next to each other. Not that Mrs. Lind allows them to interact much during the class.

Sunday, 29 July 2018

She moves in her own way

Round 17: March 2027
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Sara Midlock is 18.
(Eve is 26, Drake is 9 months.)

Narrated by Sara Midlock.

I was kind of surprised how much theory we have to study in addition to the grueling dance rehearsals every day. I try to stay on top of everything but I have to admit I'm exhausted most nights. It feels like all my dorm mates are out partying every night while I go to bed at 8 p.m. I live with a bunch of strangers since I was assigned to a different dorm than Frieda, Emily and Aaron.

Monday, 21 May 2018


Round 17: March 2027
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(Tina is 39, Sara is 18, Tim is 6 and Michael is 3.)

Narrated by Frieda

I lost my dad just a few months ago. The hurt is still so raw that sometimes it feels like I can't breathe. Like I'm moving through a fog and I can't see anything. I don't know what I'd do without Aaron and Emily. They can understand what I'm going through so they know when to leave me alone or when to smother me with love. We're quite an unusual bunch of teenagers because we've all had so much grief in our lives.