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By , Woodstock, VA
I. When he introduces you to his mom at a football game
try not to forget if you're left-handed or right-handed when you shake her hand.
When she asks you where your mom works, don't pretend
that she makes more money than she really does.

II. You'll see him at school the following Monday, and he'll act
like he's never seen you before, and you
will have to act like each time he touched you didn't feel like
he was searing his initials into you with a branding iron.

III. Two weeks later, he'll tell you that you're talentless. He'll be joking,
but you'll still cry, fake sick, and go
home early.
Don't tell your father that
someone else's words did that much
damage to you;
refuse supper that evening.

IV. Forget his middle name. Don't look
him in the eye
when he says hello to you in the hall. Tell your friends you don't
know what you ever saw in him.

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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SonzaThis 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 1:04 pm:
feeling the same right now........
 
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RainyMoodThis 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 1:34 am:
You took a very cliche topic and made it worth reading. Good job...I felt the emotion
 
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