Thursday, December 30, 2010

let's spend the night together

September 2041 - Sophie Ottomas is 28 (Samantha Ottomas is 58, Emma Larrea is 28).

Sophie feels like a cliche - a single 28-year-old woman living alone with a cat. She knows breaking up with Christopher was the right decision, but lately she feels like she's standing still while the world whizzes past. She heard that Christopher got married a few months ago to her brother Paul's ex-girlfriend Brittany. Her twin sister has been married for four years and has a son, and she hasn't been in a relationship since college.

Monday, December 27, 2010

happy birthday to you

August 2041 - Viola Cameron is 50, Alison Cameron and Toby Wright are 16.

As Alison's due date gets closer, Viola is getting more and more excited about the baby. She's still worried about how her daughter will deal with being a teen mother, but she can't wait to meet her first grandchild.

the scientist

August 2041 - Adrien Cooke is 12 (Julien and Melissa Cooke are 54).

Even during the summer, Adrien spends most of his days studying. He's a serious, motivated kid, and he knows if he wants to college, he needs to get a scholarship.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

dancing queen

July 2041 - Ricky Cormier is 46, Robert Stanton is 40, Jenny Johnson is 39, Meg Stanton and Ellie Fairchild are 17, Libby Stanton is 12, Jodie and Sadie are 9.

"What are you doing in here? You've been in the bathroom all morning." Libby stops when she catches a glimpse of Meg. "What did you do to your hair?"

"I dyed it. What do you think?"

Sunday, December 19, 2010

summer days

June 2041 - Caroline and Charlie Wilder are 39, Riley is 16, Laura is 12, Michael is 8, Andrew is 6, Rose is 2, Lucy is 14 months.

"So what's going on with you and Curtis?" Laura asks.

"Nothing. I mean, we're just friends."

"He's been coming over a lot," Laura says. "I haven't seen George around here lately."

"He's just been busy. George is my boyfriend."

"Just because he's your boyfriend now doesn't mean he always will be."

Friday, December 17, 2010

total eclipse of the heart

May 2041 - Ellie Fairchild, Meg Stanton, Justin Kim, Christian Andrews and Aimee Wheeler are 17; Isaiah Gavigan, George Smith, and Riley Wilder are 16 (Sandy Fairchild is 56).

It's been more than a month since Meg and Matt Ottomas broke up, and Ellie is pretty tired of consoling her heartbroken best friend.

"You just need to meet a new guy," she says.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

kaze wo atsumete

April 2041 - Cynthia and Robert Kim are 44, Justin is 17, Julie is 7 (Aimee Wheeler is 17).

For spring break the Kim family takes a trip to their vacation home in Takemizu Village. They haven't been there since before Julie was born, and Robert and Cynthia want to have a family vacation there before Justin leaves for college.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Lowell College: Spring 2041

Spring 2041 - Junior: Phoebe Centowski; Freshmen: Nate Centowski, Theo Centowski, Matt Ottomas, Opal Raymond.

Things might have been awkward between Theo and Matt after Opal decided to stop seeing Matt to be with Theo, but Matt isn't the kind of guy to take relationships that seriously. He still likes hanging out with Theo and Opal.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

please don't eat the daisies

March 2041 - Jack Cooper is 38, Jillian Cooper is 37, Jackson is 12, Rachel is 10, Piper is 7 (Gabrielle Wheeler is 14, Alex Smith is 7).

Jackson is a pretty solitary kid, but at least he has his dog Tucker. He loves playing with his dog, and he takes him for a walk every morning before school.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

live and learn

February 2041 - Andrew Carter and Kate Myers are 38, Harper Myers is 15, Avery Myers is 8 (Toby Wright is 15, Charlie Roseland is 8).

Harper has become friends with the stray cat who's been hanging out in their yard, and when she seems him mewing pitifully by the driveway buried in a snowdrift, she can't help but take him inside.