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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The school year was coming to an end, summer was closer and the days were getting hotter. It was almost time for the end of school dance. Barbie hoped Dennis Farland would ask her to the dance.
What are little girls made of? Sugar and spice, And everything nice, That’s what little girls are made of.
“That was a one-time thing,” Cari said. “It wasn’t going to last.” “Well, that’s just great,” Brent said angrily. “You lead me on and then drop me.” “I’m sorry,” Cari told him. “I want to go back to Steve if … Continue reading
Cathy and Candy got to the hut first. “Light some candles,” Cathy ordered. “I’ve got them,” Candy said, as she lit the candles that were made from pig’s fat.
“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