TITLE: My Paper Heart
GENRE: Contemporary Women's fiction
A piece of paper, that's what started and ended this whole mess. One little piece of paper that changed my whole life.
"Olivia Grace Gentry's grades have not been able to meet the required 2.0 grade point average for two semesters; therefore she will not be welcomed back to Illinois State University for the fall semester." My mom read out loud, emphasizing not as if it was the dirtiest word she had ever heard.
"Mom, it's not like I tried to fail out." I held my hands out, as if my excuse was some kind of gift that I had wrapped up and presented to her.
My parents sat across the dining room table from me my mom, with the letter in her hand and my dad with his fingers wrapped around a glass of bourbon. I had been waiting for this conversation ever since I thought that the letter came in the mail. I mentally prepared myself for the worst.
I could go to community college (I had dealt with drunk frat guys for a whole year, so I was pretty sure that I could deal with a few creepy old men in class), or maybe working in my dad's office (screaming kids with cavities were not exactly the way that I wanted to spend my day. I had enough of that being in a sorority).