Friday, May 10, 2013


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Pre-drivers licence, I was sitting at a bus stop in front of my high school, waiting for the westbound to Old Wildcat's place, when a creepy guy in a green car pulled up. He shouted out his rolled down window, "Hi, can I give you a lift?" I shook my head. "It would save you your bus fare," he said. I kept shaking my head until he scrunched up his face and drove off. I thought about that a lot last year while I was reading Room, a story about a creepy guy that kidnapped a young girl, impregnated her and held her and the child captive for years. It was a great book. Fiction. Life in the bubble is so nice. Then reality sneaks in. What if I rode the bus a lot? What if bus fare was hard to come by? What if I got in that car? Would I have ended up in a basement on the other side of the tracks like those girls in Cleveland? Would people have given up looking for me after a few months?

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Effective today, Earth's atmosphere is now officially screwed.

Stay at the bus stop. Keep shaking your head.

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