100-Word Stories: First Crushes

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100-Word Stories: First Crushes

TFS Writers

The Forest Scout has launched a new series: 100-Word Stories. We plan to share 100  funny, poignant, memorable stories from the students, faculty, and staff of LFHS. Each story will be exactly 100 words.

Last week, we looked at some of our big wins. This week, in honor of Valentine’s Day, we are sharing stories of our first crushes.

Mr. Busse fell blindly in love at the ripe age of five when he met his next-door neighbor, Tabby Michels. One afternoon Tabby’s father invited little Busse over to teach the two love birds to play pool. For weeks after, Busse went to Tabby’s house to meet his sweetheart to play pool under the supervision of her father. However, the two  were tragically torn apart in the first grade. Bussie was in Mrs. Snell’s class while Tabby was in Mrs. Earhart’s. Although they were only doors apart, it felt like miles. Busse eventually moved on and found a new darling.

Junior Lucy Partington was 5 years old when she had her first crush. However, instead of one boy, she had a crush on two.  Her relationship with each of them didn’t start the usual way a relationship would. While the boys had mutual feelings for her, she was the one who wrote them each a letter. “Dear Eddie and Alex,” she wrote. ” you are my boyfriends, I love you. Love from Lucy Heather, XOXO.” Soon she was “dating” both of them. Later when she turned 6 year old, Lucy made the tough decision to “dump” Alex and  start “dating” only Eddie.

It was first grade, and junior Bianca Storino was the new kid focused on making a strong first impression. But then … she laid eyes on him.  He had red hair and towered over all of his tiny classmates. At that moment, she knew she had a crush on him. Of course, she sat next to him in Spanish class. When Valentine’s Day rolled around, the class was learning about love verbs. Her Spanish teacher said “el beso”, and she leaned in for the kiss. Sadly, Cupid’s arrow missed, and he fell out of his chair leaning away from her. 

In kindergarten, Sage Sherman thought she found the love of her life when a brown-haired and brown-eyed child caught her eye. She would write notes to him in her little diary, and they had nerf gun fights together in his front yard.  On Christmas, they were the ultimate holiday couple: Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus. (She still has the Santa hat he gave her.) One day, she even bought a ring pop and proposed to him during recess. Sadly, like most first crushes, the love faded, but she still catches a glimpse of her first love in the LFHS hallways.