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Anorak

anorak

/ˈænəˌræk/

noun

1.

a warm waterproof hip-length jacket usually with a hood, originally worn in polar regions, but now worn for any outdoor activity

2.

(informal, derogatory) a socially inept person with a hobby considered by most people to be boring


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Everyone cried when they heard about Mary. Girls who hated her before the shooting blubbered like they'd been best friends. Not me. I guess it makes me a terrible person, but I think she deserved it.

Mary only went to Honey Creek to hook up with Jeremy. My Jeremy. Or at least, he used to be my Jeremy before that dumb slut came along. I mean, my God, we haven't even been broken up a month.

Now she's dead, Jeremy's in jail, and I'm left with a secret I won't be able to keep much longer.

The truth is, I'm already getting morning sickness.

God, my parents are gonna freak. I'll lose my spot on the cheerleading squad and probably have to drop out of school. I'll end up working at the Super Walmart by the interstate forever. My life is basically ruined.

So, no. I don't feel bad for her at all.


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slapdashmonuments

slapdashmonuments

Dyslexic me got the two J names, Jordan and Jeremy, confused at once so I had to go back again carefully to re-imagine it. My bad, but thought I'd mention it.

I wonder if you've heard Sting's song from "Mercury Falling," "I Hung My Head"? Sort of related. It's a cool groove in 9/8.

  • #1980 Posted 3 years ago
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Anorak

Anorak

That's an interesting comparison that I'd honestly never thought about. I'm not certain there's as much of a moral to these stories as the Sting song. This is more of a "Spoon River Anthology"/"Twin Peaks" type of story.

  • #1981 Posted 3 years ago
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slapdashmonuments

slapdashmonuments

Please keep it coming, then, I'm already hooked! :D

  • #1982 Posted 3 years ago
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ElshaHawk LoA

ElshaHawk LoA

Nice switch of POV, and great idea to use the opposing view of a person's passing.

  • #1988 Posted 3 years ago
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We were hanging out under the…

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