The Gift


Atlanta, Georgia 30328




Brooke Lynn, a native New Yorker who had aspirations of


becoming a gifted writer since high school. She was constantly


writing in a notebook that she kept with her at all times. Brooke


Lynn could write virtually about anything that her eyes fell


upon. She was the most interesting among her peers as they


would always ask each other, ‘what is she always writing





Brooke Lynn attended Fordham University in the Bronx,


New York after she graduated high school and it was there


that she would study Arts and Culture. She was constantly


entering writing competitions as a means of paying for college.


She would also attend writing groups throughout the city as


a way of networking which would, later on, be extremely


valuable to boost her career as a writer. Brooke Lynn enjoyed


meeting other writers as she would learn the different genres


of writing especially since her focus was mainly fiction.


She was an only child and both her parents were


professionals who travelled often for their jobs.


It was Brooke Lynn’s lack of sibling interaction


that she felt solace writing and put her on a quest


to pursue writing as a career. Brooke Lynn would


often write about she felt being an only child and


she would get creative using images, nature and


various situations and circumstances. Brooke Lynn


was so brilliant and creative that she could write


a story using a color that could keep the reader


amazed and wanting to continue reading.



Brooke Lynn had little time for a social life. It


would be her writing groups and people from her


class that would invite her to go out after school


or after a writing forum for drinks and fun.  Her peers


were very energetic and fun to be around and this would


allow Brooke Lynn to take them up on their offer and


socialize after school and any writing forum they attended.





Life began to change for Brooke Lynn as she continued


socializing with her peers after school and writing forums.


Her writing network was beginning to increase as she


was building her writing portfolio and submitting essays


for monetary gain and travel to literary conferences. She


was enjoying her life as it was, she would soon be graduating


from college and the sky seemed to be the limit, however,


there was still a void and Brooke Lynn was soon to close


that void in her life







Brooke Lynn graduated in the spring with a BA


in English Literature from Fordham University.


Her parents and her friends were all in attendance


and after the ceremony, they went out for a celebratory


meal and there they laughed as they shared their


most memorable moments in school and outside of


school. However, there was one secret that Brooke


Lynn did not share with her friend group and as she


was about to give up her secret in comes and handsome


young man named Craig.


As Craig came over to the table where they were


seated he bent down and placed a kiss on Brooke


Lynn’s cheek and her friend group were all aghast.


Craig was tall, his complexion was flawless and his


skin tone was like a honeycomb and when he said


good afternoon to everyone his voice was a deep


baritone.  Brooke Lynn introduced him to everyone


and as to sat down next to her they all had questions


for both of them and Brooke Lynn mentioned that


she met him at an open microphone night at a café’ in


Lower Manhattan where she read a poem.



They went out after that event for cocktails and small


talk which eventually lead to them seeing more of each


other. Craig was an investment banker and worked on


Wall Street, he would go to Lower Manhattan after work


to relax and enjoy open microphone night and have a


drink and this one particular night he says was a lucky


night when he met Brooke Lynn. Craig says that he


liked Brooke Lynn’s creativity with works, but more


importantly she was very mature and intelligent.



Brooke Lynn and Craig would frequent various


plays and musicals in the theater district. They


both enjoyed the creative arts and on the weekends


if their schedules were free the would visit the


museums. Brooke Lynn felt comfortable with Craig


as they had the same passion for the arts and therefore,


it was their conversation topic and Brooke Lynn was


able to shield her vulnerability since she spent so much


time alone and only engrossed in her writing.



As time passed, Brooke Lynn would start travelling


to various parts of the country attending writing expos


and conferences, however, she would begin to miss


Craig and he would equally miss her. They would


skype every evening and she would tell him all


the exciting things happening in the conferences and


how she was networking and getting offers for speaking


engagements. This is the life Brooke Lynn dreamed


of, however, she wanted someone to share it with.



Brooke Lynn was due to return home after her


two weeks away from Craig and as he met her at the


airport they would find that they had much to share


with each other, personally and professionally. He


bought Brooke Lynn home and as she settled in they


shared a bottle of wine Craig brought up to her brown-


stone that she brought after graduating college.



After Brooke Lynn got settled in, checking her phone


messages and mail that they decided to go for dinner.


It was at dinner that they established their relationship,


goals and aspirations. Craig knew that Brooke Lynn


had a valuable gift in writing, one that she truly enjoyed


and he vowed to support her in The Gift she humbly











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