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
THE COLOSSAL GIFT
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