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The Fictionary of Hope

Sometimes smart people are stupid. Or optimistic to the point of blindness.
they say:

–You'll be as smart as I am someday. Smarter, probably.


Thanks, Mom! But, yeah, no, I won't. Have you looked at yourself lately?
–Ask him to the dance! I'm sure he'd love to go with you.


As if. Have you looked at me lately?
–You'll do better on the next test.


Yeah, that's what you said after the last one.
–You're funny.


Oh, sure. But everyone else's FUNNIER.
–Life's not a competition.


Don't bloody lie to me. Everything in this world is a competition.

I'm an insignificant, insecure teenager
With a head full of hormones and words.
But even I can see that you're blind.
You're just trying to make me


–or yourself!–
feel better.
Feel better about this horrible snarled tangled mess of
life.
Where everything's a question and there aren't any answers And the stars are black and the milk is white
And the sky is gray
And all the hot guys are taken
And the parties are dark and not fun
And your friends are your enemies
Because everyone spends their whole life looking out for number one.
And don't think I don't know that.



––I'll always love you. No matter what.


Thanks, Dad.

I love you too.



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MorbidLullaby This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 19, 2013 at 8:04 pm
It's okay. It's readable, it makes sense. I love how honest it is, it makes it easier to relate to for some reason. That's what hooks readers. That connection. Once again, good work :) *thumbs up*
 
TheWordShaker This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 29, 2013 at 10:24 pm
Ugh the formatting's all messed up. Sorry.
 
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