Pieces of Us
“Into the lake?”
“Into the lake.”
For Jesse Stetson, a boy who knows he is different and Dylan Sterling, Jesse’s best friend, Sander’s Lake has served as a sort of scrapbook for them with sentimental items being dropped into the lake from their dock after significant events in their lives.
Life in 1988 was different from today. A boy and a girl being best friends were uncommon. Not that Jesse or Dylan cared, they had each other and that’s all that mattered. Or so Jesse wished. While Dylan has been meeting and dating guys, Jesse has yet to find the same connection with a girl. The closest he’s come is Dylan, but she’s a girl and a friend not a girlfriend. Jesse is struggling with his feelings and trying his hardest to be normal.
Dylan and Jesse are growing up and possibly growing apart. Dylan has a new boyfriend and is now splitting her time with Jesse. Further to complicate things, Jesse meets Orion, a new boy in town. Jesse knows that his feelings towards Orion must be wrong, yet it feels so right. Even if Orion feels about Jesse in the same way that Jesse feels about him, should they act on their attraction?
This story is a journey of friendship and discovery, finding out who you are as a person, and then being okay with who you are.
These are most of the songs I listened to while writing Pieces of Us. There were others
Jessie’s Girl Rick Springfield
People Are People Depeche Mode
Don’t You (Forget About Me) Simple Minds
What’s On Your Mind (Pure Energy) Information Society
Here I Go Again Whitesnake
I Think We’re Alone Now by Tiffany
Make Me Lose Control Eric Carmen
Faith George Michael
Right Here Waiting Richard Marx
Under Pressure David Bowie
Catch Me I’m Falling Pretty Poison
Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car Billy Ocean
Pour Some Sugar On Me Def Leppard
You Keep Me Hangin’ On Kim Wilde
Man in the Mirror Michael Jackson
Got My Mind Set On You George Harrison
One More Try George Michael
Kokomo The Beach Boys
Mony Mony Billy Idol
I Would Die 4 U Prince
Land of Confusion Genesis
Fast Car Tracy Chapman
Always on My Mind Pet Shop Boys
Nothing but a Good Time Pioson
Live to Tell Madonna
The following are links to other websites about 1988.