Eating Gummy Worms.

August 24, 2008
By Katherine Lippert, Simi Valley, CA

I've been meaning to do this for some time. But after the way it went with mom... I'm not sure. I sigh and put the phone closer to my face. You called, furious with me. I ran away, technically speaking, after failing math.

"Dad?" I interrupt, not waiting for an answer. "Would now be a bad time to tell you I'm bisexual?"

There's a pause. I chew and swallow another gummy worm.

"... No..."

And I hang up.

The author's comments:
Many people think all teenagers go through that 'bi curious' stage. Sure. But what I'm experiencing... it's not a phase. It's not planned. It's not something I picked. It just happened. I told my father in the worst possible way that I am, in fact, bisexual. None of the above story is fabricated.

But please, if you are struggling with sexuality, tell someone. It feels much better when you do.

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