By Scholastic, David Levithan, Daniel Ehrenhaft

Sometimes the evening of your goals could be a overall nightmare. right here, 21 of the funniest, such a lot ingenious writers this present day create their very own form of promenade tales. a few are triumphs. a few are failures. yet each is an evening you’ll always remember.

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Adam and I start to sway. I move my hips, and then my feet. I shut my eyes, and I think he shuts his. I listen to the band, and I imagine that we’re on Bourbon Street in the middle of Mardi Gras. There are thousands of people, and some of them are looking at us. But, for once, I’m not scared. As the song ends and another begins, I keep a tight hold on Adam’s hands. I’m free, and I don’t want it to end. This is my prom night. I love my dress. I love my shoes. I love my size 32D underwire Chantelle bra.

Hot. Redhead. ” “Dude, she’d never go out with you. ” “Very vivid — that fantasy of yours. ” “Boys,” says Ms. Esposito. She’s tiny, shorter than a sixth grader, but not someone you want to piss off. She drinks coffee all day long out of a thermos that has a French press built right into it. ” I stutter something, but Danny turns nonchalantly on his chair and smiles his most ass-kissing grin. “The festivals of Bacchus, called Dionysus by the Greeks. ” Some of the class laughs, but not Ms. Esposito.

Maybe you should see how he’s doing,” he tells Emilie. ” She sighs. ” Adam shrugs, not wanting to say it, but clearly thinking that’s the case. I feel stymied. I hate feeling stymied. Nonetheless, I can hardly force the two of them to twirl off into the Mardi Gras night. Emilie grins. “Next time you see me, I’ll be in Trevor’s arms. ” She takes off, jigging a little to the Maroon 5 song the band is playing as she goes. I marvel at her ability to live in perpetual denial. She will never be in Trevor’s arms.

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21 Proms by Scholastic, David Levithan, Daniel Ehrenhaft
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