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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I got home and found my mother in the kitchen. “Guess what happened.” “What?” “I said guess.” “Give me a hint.” “Nope, you’ve got 30 seconds to guess.” I lit a cigarette while I waited. “I suppose I can rule … 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
In about an hour everyone had dried their tears and they were just holding each other. The rain had slowed down but it was still pouring. “I think we should go now,” Lance said. “Yeah,” Brent said. “I guess so.”