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I wish it was a touch longer...

Butterface - Gwen Hayes
Lucas 'Lucky' O'Leary has left his small town and moved to a college with a soccer scholarship. He works hard to maintain his grades, and subsequently spends a great deal of time at a local diner where Beth 'Liz' works.
Beth is a shy, quiet girl with some serious personal issues. Beth was born with hemifacial microsomia (which for those who don't know what it looks like see below)


example of hemifacial microsomia


Beth covers her scars and ultimately deems herself unworthy of 'soccer-god' Lucus.


The story follows Lucus being peer-pressured into inviting Beth to a 'dog dinner' where the soccer player with the ugliest date wins a prize. Needless to say that things don't go quite according to plan...


I didn't like how shallow this short story came across, but I did like the overall feel of the characters. I can understand how shallow and horrible college males (and females) can be when they're at that time in their lives where they feel on top of the world.


I liked the sweet romance and appreciated the emotional rollercoaster that Beth and Lucus went on. I wish it was a touch longer, giving the characters a little more room to develop and the story to get more involved, but alas, you can't have everything you wish for.