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"A dime for a kiss". Refused.

by Amapola on March 26, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

I used to be the only girl with a skateboard in the 'hood. And I made stunts most of the 'cool' boys couldn't. Except for one. And we fell in love, at age 12. But then he tried to kiss me, and I refused. Then he offered me an American dime for a kiss and I pushed him away.

From there on, his edgy stunts and his amazing light brown eyes were not so charming anymore.

I kept the American dime, though.


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