Cara Loften is a Minnesota born, Los Angeles based creator. She writes in multiple formats, including short stories, stageplays, and screenplays. She resides with her husband and their dog, Silkworth. Thanks so much! =]
There weren’t always dragons in the valley. Phillip always passed the graffitied line on his way to the games, its small letters etched in the glass precisely, beautifully. It made an impression: the care the vandelizer took to get each letter just right, and even more so the fact that The Alliance hadn’t caught them. That was rare.
A Special Day
God I loved days like this. It was dim in my apartment, the light subdued by the clouds that were letting loose a gentle rain. I hadn’t turned on the lights. Every morning I turned on every light, pulled back every curtain and filled the space with bright. But not today, this special day, this wonderful, wet day so foreign to California.
“Ok,” I say, “give me the worst movie idea you can think of!” Luke changes lanes and pops his Tesla into auto-pilot before relaxing back in his seat to give me his full attention. We have at least an hour of stop-and-go traffic ahead of us, and there was nowhere else I’d rather be. We’d been dating almost a month now and I “had big hopes for this one,” I’d told my mom on the phone earlier. On the other side of town dinner and a play awaited us--the world's most perfect date.