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hey.
finally decided to use my real name on here.

been sick for the past few weeks - non-covid related.

yep.

Message to Readers

Enjoy.

Picking Through the Requirements

May 11, 2021

FREE WRITING

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picking through the seas of PTA-chosen texts never fails to disappoint my English teachers. 
we read Animal Farm in seventh; all the girls, including me, cried when Boxer collapsed even though
we had all outgrown our horse-girl phases long ago. 
soon, English class morphed into a second history class; i'd bet that even the most patient person in the world
would lose it trying to teach a ton of ADHD-riddled thirteen year olds the ins-and-outs of Communism. 

next came Fahrenheit Four-Fifty-One in which we learned that Ray Bradbury called it that, 'cause paper burns at 
451 degrees, I guess. we're pretty lucky that no one actually tried it. then came another concept to add to the
list of Things We Had To Know: Censorship

As the years went on, i learned how to kill mockingbirds, go set a watchman, and sing the song of Solomon. the more i was allowed to think and digest and entangle myself in the flickering muses of authors who have passed, that PTA list became less of a chore and more of a blessing. 
 

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3 Comments
  • anemoia (#words)

    That became more beautiful than I expected. (Does that sound bad? Sorry)


    3 months ago
  • ~rain~

    Ohhh I have to read the same books this year! What a coincidence!!

    Re: Ikr... me: *tries to shut up but just can't*


    3 months ago
  • Mpm#1

    Re: Thank you! I appreciate that :(


    3 months ago