S1: Day 166 (166) NS1: Day 27

CHEERLEADERS VS. THE APOCALYPSE EIGHT I watched Marco the whole night to make sure he didn’t do anything stupid. Xandi might have trusted him, but I wasn’t so sure. Then again, I don’t trust many people. Probably better I’m not on the field having to make the same choices she is. I’d stall for a […]

S1: Day 159 (159) NS1: Day 20

CHEERLEADERS VS THE APOCALYPSESEVEN After all the excitement, Marco sent Taylor a super mushy text. I zoomed in and read it. “Just thinking of you. Game done! We won!” He put his phone aside and attempted to sleep. Xandi went back to her place and stayed up for several hours researching possible future encounters with […]

S1: Day 152 (152) NS1: Day 13

CHEERLEADERS VS. THE APOCALYPSESIX “Any questions? Only a million of them!” Marco does a classic hand gesture of his brains exploding out of his head. “What the heck was that? How did you know? Who? What?!” Xandi waits for him to calm down a little. He takes a few deep breaths during this moment of […]

S1: Day 145 (145) NS1: Day 6

21 – 17. Yeah Fighting Ducks! I don’t ask questions about mascots. Ever. I know I’ll never understand. What matters is the team one. For those who care: the game was close and intense. Lots of moments where I was biting my nails with anxiety. Xandi loves these kinds of events. Growing up, she was […]

S1: Day 138 (138)

I’ll skip forward to after school. Can’t say anything interesting happened during the day. Xandi attended her classes dutifully, and then she went to cheer practice. Afterward, once all the routines have been run through and plans for the evening game are in place, is when she approaches Marco with her proposal. He’s a part […]

S1: Day 131 (131)

“CHEERLEADERS VS. THE APOCALYPSE” FOUR I’ll skip forward to after school. Can’t say anything interesting happened during the day. Xandi attended her classes dutifully, and then she went to cheer practice. Afterward, once all the routines have been run through and plans for the evening game are in place, is when she approaches Marco with […]

S1: Day 124 (124)

When it comes to high school hierarchy, Xandi is at the top. She’s popular with outcasts and loners, troublemakers and goodie-goodies, jocks and nerds. Anyone who doesn’t like her is only saying that because they wish they could be her. Somehow she knows how to navigate the institution that is the educational system for teenagers […]

S1: Day 117 (117)

Where we last left the Cheerleaders… *** Xandi is filled with uncertainty as she gets ready for school the next day. I can tell by the way she rakes her lower lip between her teeth, and how she keeps shaking her head as she mumbles her thoughts to herself. She’s processing, and there is a […]

S1: Day 75 (75)

FOUR: I’ll skip forward to after school. Can’t say anything interesting happened during the day. Xandi attended her classes dutifully, and then she went to cheer practice. Afterward, once all the routines have been run through and plans for the evening game are in place, is when she approaches Marco with her proposal. He’s a […]

S1: Day 68 (68)

THREE: When it comes to high school hierarchy, Xandi is at the top. She’s popular with outcasts and loners, troublemakers and goodie-goodies, jocks and nerds. Anyone who doesn’t like her is only saying that because they wish they could be her. Somehow she knows how to navigate the institution that is the educational system for […]