YOU short story: Collateral Damage

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Illustration: Michael De Lucchi
Illustration: Michael De Lucchi

The jock who’s heir to a law dynasty falls for a girl he wouldn’t look twice at – but is she really that innocent? 

‘ASELFIE?” She said the word as though it tasted bad. “You just couldn’t help yourself . . .” Shaking her head, she looked uncomfortable, not as angry as I thought she’d be. Pulling on her long, red fringe, a habit I found endearing, she seemed almost relieved to have a reason to stop tutoring me.  

“I know you don’t believe me, but I had nothing to do with the photo being posted. Someone hacked into my account, or maybe someone became jealous of our . . . friendship.”  

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