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Burning Ember

Quick reminder: I change the names sometimes. You know, for reasons. It was my junior year of high school. In about a year, a group of college students would invite me to hang out with them and I would finally … Continue reading

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Some Sugar

High School memories are funny things. Some people over romanticize them, and some dwell only on the unhappy ones (which is what I usually do, but mostly because they are funny). For most of my freshman and all of my … Continue reading

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Prom Night

Here’s the thing about my high school Prom: it wasn’t even in the same city as my high school. Instead, it was at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, This isn’t a bad thing in and of itself, it just created … Continue reading

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The Prom Procession

The Spring of 1991 was supposed to be the time of my life (or something). I had a few easy coast courses (which oddly netted me the Honors Diploma that advanced math wouldn’t) and enjoyed if not full acceptance by … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong

It’s no secret that kids are often cruel (I’ve written about it at least a couple of times myself), but sometimes the depth of that cruelty and the forms it takes seem beyond the pale even for teenagers.

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Principles of Research

One of the last big projects we had in junior English was to write a research paper. It was the largest part of our grade for that six weeks, so it essentially was the grade. I knew my grade was … Continue reading

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Plugging In

When I was a junior in high school, CEMC sponsored an essay contest. One winner from each county in Tennessee received an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. As an aspiring writer, I of course planned to enter, but only … Continue reading

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