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Livin' on a Prayer (AngelRose6's challenge)

Novel By: swimFire
Young adult

Basically, we had to write a song into a story. I picked "Livin' on a Prayer" by Bon Jovi.

(and yes, I do realize all of my novels have a band at least mentioned in there somewhere. I'm obsessive. Sue me. lol) View table of contents...


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Submitted:Jul 15, 2009    Reads: 140    Comments: 5    Likes: 4   

Once upon a time, not so long ago...

"Gina, where's those waffles table seven ordered, why ain't they there?"

"They aren't done ye…"

"Damn it, what are they doing back there?"


"Table nine, Gina, coffee!"


"Now!" Gina's boss yelled. Gina hated her job-it was the only diner in town, so it was always packed with men off the docks, which was okay because most of them left good tips. It was a dead-end job though, going nowhere, a 9-5 and whenever-she-was-needed-after-that shift, with a bitch for a boss and not much of a way out short of getting a job on the docks.

Gina sighed. It's not worth it, she thought, But there's not really anywhere else to go. As she poured the coffee for table nine, she looked around. Seems less crowded today. Guess that means I'll get off on time, for once.

"Tommy, where's that shipment that was supposed to be here 2 hours ago!?"

Because I'd know, Tommy thought. He took a deep breath of the salty air to try to clear his head. "I'm not sure, it's not here yet."

"Obviously not!" Tommy's boss snapped. "What time is it?"


"Well…I guess you might as well go get lunch, you already worked through yours."

"Thanks." Tommy liked his boss, more or less. He was a little short-tempered at times, but overall a good person.

It was about four blocks to the diner, Tommy's stomach growled the whole way. Luckily though, the diner was unusually empty. Just as Tommy sat down, his phone rang.


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