13 Works in Michael Caffrey

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    Prompt: Michael is Billy's imaginary friend. Billy invents him because he has no real friends in his class, the kids in his boxing class don't really care for him, and he's having trouble dealing with his sexuality. It's why Michael is so supportive of Billy's dancing, and also why he has a crush on Billy. Once Billy finds dancing, Michael slowly starts to fade from Billy's life, eventually being left behind once Billy leaves for ballet school.

    Either at the school or later in life after Billy becomes a pro dancer, he runs into a man who reminds him a lot of his old imaginary friend.

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    The actual words used had been something like “missing, presumed dead”

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    Billy and Michael try some new things.

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    Scene from a party.

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    After Billy leaves, Michael writes to him, and over the years, they come to know each other's handwriting perfectly, their separate lives bound together by paper and ink.

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    Five snapshots of Michael and Billy, spread over twenty years.

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    It’s weird being home. And it’s weirder still to think that home went on without him while he was gone.

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    Debbie and Michael wait for Billy's bus to roll in

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    1
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    Debbie sucks on her lollipop and waits for Billy

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    Billy and Michael dance around sore subjects during a late night ballet lesson in the Everington Boys' Club.

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    English
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    10
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    'This is everything.' Billy, the town's golden boy, returns home, and Michael's there waiting.

    Language:
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    1
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    19
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    A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous. ~Ingrid Bergman

    November of Billy's second to last semester at Royal Ballet and Michael comes to visit.

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    Every day I count wasted in which there has been no dancing. --Nietzsche

    Language:
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    5
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