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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“My daddy’s a fireman! What’s yours?” “I don’t have a daddy.” “What does your mommy do?” “She’s the beer-bong champion of the world!” Good luck, kid …
And so it went. I began spending more and more time with Paula and her friends. If Steve had an abundance of coke, we got it free. If he was running low, we paid. And all throughout we drank.
I find this next story interesting for a few reasons. At 160 pages it’s probably the longest single story I ever churned out; it seems I wrote it when I was in high school which will either make it less … Continue reading