beth r.

United States

... just your average teenage writer

Message to Readers

prob only applicable to me? idk lol
remember! you don't need their love to have confidence and self worth.
on that note XD have an amazing day!

we used to run away from boys, now we chase them

October 1, 2020

FREE WRITING

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Remember when it was a mortal sin to play with boys in kindergarten?
You had to eat your PB&J with the girls, because you just couldn't catch the dreaded cooties.
Most boys were simply these creatures that would sneer at Barbies. How awful. 
Primary school flies by in a blur, these feelings an ever-present, reliable friend.
Until they aren't.
Middle school rears it's ugly head at your innocence, and things change. Boy's don't seem that awful anymore.
Right?
The end of middle school lurks, and these feelings begin to be voiced in giggles and whispers.
High school has dawned, and things really start to change. You desperately want his attention. You wear things, say things, just to get a cursory glance from Prince Charming.
Prom, Valentine's Day, Homecoming. It's a lot, it's to much, as they all urgently search for someone to take them.
Thing is, you never did get your cooties shot. 

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26 Comments
  • Mpm#1

    I remember being little... and the only people who would play with me were the boys... BUT THEY GOT CUTE AND SUDDENLY THERE WAS MORE TO IT THAN JUST LEGOS. Oh well... Great piece!!! XD


    5 months ago
  • happygiggles

    This is really good! I can see how a lot of people would relate to it. (:


    5 months ago
  • Deleted User

    I hope it's not weird, but this was actually really funny!


    5 months ago
  • Paisley Blue

    ... nah, boys are still gross.

    (or is that just the lesbian in me?)
    either way lol this piece is wonderful <3 love it XD


    5 months ago
  • Rohan’s Defender

    Re: aww, thanks!


    5 months ago
  • Livsnjutare (#words)

    this is so true, great job!!!

    I just published a new peice, if you are able to can you please review it?
    If you can here is the link,
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/193908/version/393727


    5 months ago
  • V-Rose

    From kinder to second grade, one of my best friends was a boy and then we drifted apart. But for the longest time, most of my friends were boys.


    5 months ago
  • amazing grace

    I think the first part was funny because in Pre-k and kindergarden my best friend was a boy, and we always said we were gonna get married. *laughter*


    5 months ago
  • Busssy.Beee

    Oh my, yes the cooties. I remember it so well. Thinking back, this piece captures those exact feelings. Well done, Beth!!!


    5 months ago
  • Rachaelgrace (hiatus) :)

    This is fantastic! I love it!


    5 months ago
  • madeline3.14159

    Re: Thanks!!


    5 months ago
  • books4life

    omg this hit deep into my SOUL! congrats on 100 :)


    5 months ago
  • queenie

    the boys at my school used to chase me with boogers on their fingers ;)
    that kids, is the reason why fictional crushes are my jam


    5 months ago
  • If you died right now, where would you go? (Kit-Kat Sully)

    Hey, I just noticed you've written 100 pieces, congrats, girl! Can't wait to read the next 100! :) <3


    5 months ago
  • Coolgirl2020 (LOVE YA ALL)

    I feel like that's my comment on every one of your pieces, but I'm right.


    5 months ago
  • Coolgirl2020 (LOVE YA ALL)

    XD Lol, so true.


    5 months ago
  • Rohan’s Defender

    Re: *also serious face* Okay, that will be $1000000000000000000000000000000000. Plus tax.


    5 months ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    My first completely public school experience was in 2nd grade, and I remember how there was a self-designated "girl table" and "boy table" at lunch. The one tomboy who sat at the boy table was so confusing to all of us lol.


    5 months ago
  • Fernweh

    Re- thanks! I hope so too :)


    5 months ago
  • Fernweh

    Wow this is so true lol.
    Its amazing how back in primary school i used to feel that the worst punishment is to sit with a guy.
    How things change in such magnitudes, its so exhilarating.

    I wish we had prom, homecoming and other social events in our school. But the Indian Education System really sucks.

    This was so fun to read! Great job!


    5 months ago
  • SunV

    This is so true! Love it!


    5 months ago
  • Jasmine khawar

    SO TRUE!

    Re: aw! Thank u X3


    5 months ago
  • Rohan’s Defender

    Re: lol, yes of course! How many? I know I must have eaten at least 100 myself


    5 months ago
  • mystifiedtulip

    lol... too true to be true! :D


    5 months ago
  • Rohan’s Defender

    Re: I’m doing really well, thank you! How’s Peter? ;)


    5 months ago
  • Rohan’s Defender

    Ha, isn’t this true?! How’re you Beth?


    5 months ago