Life Can Be Funny This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

   Life can be funny sometimes in the way that it always finds the right time for the wrong things to happen or the wrong time for the right things to happen. Did you ever notice that when you really need to be somewhere at a specific time, that green light happens to turn red at the same time you go speeding through it? To make matters worse, the policeman that's never around when the person in front of you runs a light is now following you with his lights flashing and siren wailing.

I really hate it when that huge chapter six Physics test which you promised your parents you'd get an A on (or else have your license taken away for a month) is actually on chapter seven, The Dynamics of a Vector Diagram. To top it all off, you studied for three hours and missed one of the best episodes of Party of Five, which you've been waiting to see for two weeks.

The day gets even better when the guy you've been dating for about a month decides he wants to see other people fifteen minutes after his best friend told you he was going to ask you out and bring you a dozen red roses. By the end of the day, your "dream guy" is walking around with the most popular girl in school glued to his arm.

It's more than ironic when you're running up the stairs at school and just as you trip and fall flat on your face, three gorgeous guys are going down the stairs just in time to witness the horrifyingly embarrassing event. As they're laughing, they happen to notice the picture from your last sleep over that fell out of your bag of you with M&Ms stuck up your nose and and pretzels coming out of your ears.

So when your ticket is all paid for, the idea of actually driving again is a reality, you've got a new boyfriend, and the embarrassing picture is tom to shreds, look back on these things and laugh. Remember, acknowledge life and move on! c

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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Lily">This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
today at 12:30 pm
i love this so much!
lolzzzzzzzzzzzzz said...
Aug. 26, 2010 at 3:20 am
not to much interesting
marymargaret456 said...
May 1, 2009 at 9:32 pm
interesting ideas, and more often than not, i do agree with you on a lot of them. but dobbins is right: the drastic change in voice takes away from the overall strength of the piece. a first person narrative would have done the job beautifully.
dobbins said...
Jan. 10, 2009 at 9:52 pm
Unfortunately, this piece dwells in mediocrity. This sudden switch from first to third-person gives off an aura of a fifth-grade student and belittles even further an otherwise innocent and simplistic piece. It feels much more like someone is simply learning to put their thoughts into words, a good skill to have, but is far away from a publishable piece.
amberlene10 said...
Jan. 10, 2009 at 2:46 am
love this piece
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