The Best of The WorstThis blog features writing from my younger years … from mortifying diary entries and bad poetry to high school newspaper articles and short stories. As a tortured teen, I would have been crushed had my poignant poems and powerful prose not been taken seriously. But the funniest things are often those that are unexpected, and re-reading my efforts as an adult, I find that I was often at my best and most entertaining when I was trying to be anything but that.
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Darrel started walking into the jungle. He didn’t know where he was going, but he wanted to get there. Soon Darrel was walking near the place where Steve fell over the cliff. “Why did I let him go alone?” Darrel … Continue reading
Lance swallowed hard. He didn’t say anything but he could feel tears coming to his eyes. He broke a V-shaped branch from a tree, and bound it tightly to the bamboo pole so it was shaped like a hook.
Am I the only one who thinks it’s weird that I repeatedly pick the most inappropriate points in the story to toss out a joke or one-liner? I find it somewhat disturbing …
Early the next morning Steve gently shook Cari To wake her up. But he kept his hand over her mouth so she wouldn’t say anything and wake the others up. As soon as Cari and Steve got far enough away … Continue reading
“Let’s go catch some fish for dinner,” Kevin suggested. “Okay,” Brent said. “I’ll go with you. Anybody else want to go?” “Why don’t you all go?” Candy said. “Then us girls can stay here and get wood for the fire … Continue reading
Steve crawled out of the tent and touched one of the fish strips. “They seem like they’re done,” he said. “Who’s going to try them first?” Everyone looked at Lance and Brent. Lance picked one up and broke off the … Continue reading
This blog features some writing I did in junior high. There was a time when I would have been crushed were my literary masterpieces not taken seriously. Reading my early work as an adult definitely has its cringe-worthy moments, but it’s also unintentionally funny as hell and needs to be shared. Enjoy! Continue reading