“New York, New York!” I sang “Why do you have to loudly belt out that song every time we go to this city, Johan?” My mom asked. “I’m practicing my theatre skills.” I had to if I wanted to be on Broadway one day. “Okay, well are you hungry? We can stop at a dinerContinue reading “The Misadventures of Johan O’Malley Chapter 8”
I figured if I was going to have to spend anymore time with these two, I was going to need a drink. I suggested a drinking game. This would accomplish two things. One, the alcohol would help me tolerate the terrible entity that was my friends. And two, I could finally one up Mike andContinue reading “The Misadventures of Johan O’Malley: Chapter 7”
Tory and Mike hadn’t spoken to me for the rest of the day. My mom even said she didn’t blame them, with my attitude and all. ATTITUDE? I was being my best self. But mom wanted us to play nice because some of her friends in the area were coming over for dinner tonight. ArthurContinue reading “The Misadventures of Johan O’Malley: Chapter 6”
I woke up after barely two hours of sleep. I walked outside expecting to have the patio to myself, but I found Mike and Tory swimming near the shore together. “Did you guys sleep at all!?” I asked. “Nope, we were too busy having fun!” shouted Mike.
More than 24 hours went by with Mike and Tory being awful. I couldn’t believe I was excited for Arthur, Liam and Patricia. Tonight was the annual O’Malley (my dad’s last name, not Arthur’s) kickoff to summer bash. We skinny dipped together in the ocean and then made a huge bonfire. I would skip s’moresContinue reading “The Misadventures of Johan O’Malley: Chapter 4”
I woke up screaming in the middle of the night a few hours before we were supposed to leave for our beach house in Maine. My mom tried to force feed me a hamburger in the dream and then she turned into the Hamburgalar! But the reality I woke up to was even worse! MomContinue reading “The Misadventures of Johan O’Malley: Chapter 3”
“How was Prom?” Arthur said as soon as I stepped into the kitchen. He had a newspaper in one hand and a large coffee in the other. “Um, good.” “Your mom said you didn’t say a word on the way home.” “Just tired, I danced all night,” I said. I tried to fake a smileContinue reading “The Misadventures of Johan O’Malley: Chapter 2 “
Staring at myself in the mirror, I fixed the knot on my dark green tie. The black tux contrasted nicely with the green of the tie, vest and my eyes. I’d never looked so nervous and excited. I’d been waiting all year to ask out Melody. When Promposals started, I knew I had to takeContinue reading “The Misadventures of Johan O’Malley: Chapter 1”