stack of college acceptance letters waiting for answers, a proposal from the
boy next door, and a mother whose most recent bipolar episode left Cassie hurt
and confused. Tired of cleaning up the messes caused by her mother’s disorder,
of resenting her mother for not being there, and scared of being trapped by an
inevitable future—which included marrying Graham Tucker—Cassie did the only thing she could think of to keep from ending up like her mother: she left.
to the person who broke his heart without letting those old feelings push through to the surface.
Playlist for DAYS LIKE THIS
Sweet Emotion – Aerosmith
Angel – Fleetwood Mac
Never Going Back Again – Fleetwood Mac
Tiny Dancer – Elton John
Comfortably Numb – Pink Floyd
Moaning Low – Billie Holliday
Gentle On My Mind – Dean Martin
All I Could Do Is Cry – Etta James
You Go to My Head – Frank Sinatra
And it Spread – The Avett Brothers
River – Joni Mitchell
You and I – Johnnyswim
It Ain’t Me Babe – Johnny/June Cash
You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go – Bob Dylan
The One You Should’ve Let Go – The Lone Bellow
The Morning Comes – Delta Rae
Every Night – Imagine Dragons
About the Author
Danielle Ellison spent most of her childhood reading instead of learning math. It’s
probably the reason she can’t divide without a calculator and has spent her
life seeking the next adventure. It’s also probably the reason she’s had so
many different zip codes and jobs.
When she’s not writing, Danielle is probably eating cookies, fighting her
nomadic urges, watching too much TV, or dreaming of the day when she can be British. She has settled in Northern Virginia, for now, but you can always find her on twitter @DanielleEWrites.