I often read Teen Ink and grimace at the“sob stories.” Sometimes I just want to read something lightand funny. This was accomplished with “A Beard” by StevenJ. It was hilarious! I laughed for 20 minutes. I was on the bus andpeople gave me funny looks, but it put me in a good mood for the rest ofthe day.
Steven, even though you don’t have a beard (yet)and think you’re not manly, I’m sure people won’t messwith you. Who’d mess with someone courageous enough to send theirbeardish woes to be published? Face it, you’re already manlywithout a beard!
This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.