GraduationGraduationGraduation5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Veser sat in his seat between the other graduating students, and he was fuming. Of course no one would show up to his graduation--it was only the most important graduation of his life!! It didn't help that he was feeling utterly ridiculous in the cap and gown, or the fact that the tassel was being a hassle (hey, that rhymes!).
It wasn't like he expected his mother or father or Lee to show up--they were either dead or missing. He didn't expect Conrad to show up, either--it wasn't sunset yet. He did expect the other people that matter to show up though. But of course they wouldn't. His life made cruel and perfect sense that way.
He sat there and listened to one of the members of the board of education drone on and on about the difference between intelligence and wisdom. Apparently, school teaches intelligence, and the world teaches wisdom. Also, a lot of your wisdom comes from the people you know who care about you--the people sitting in the audience. This speech
I'm Perfectly InsaneHow's it feel to be insane?I'm Perfectly Insane5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Imagine being able to smell colors and taste emotions and feel sounds. I speak my mind and everyone calls it outlandish or I'm just that guy full of conspiracy theories. I promise you the sky really will fall down one day and I won't be there to save anyone. I'll watch out my window and secretly laugh inside because then I won't be crazy anymore; I'll be the one everyone should have listened to. Do you think I'm insane?
You asked me out the first time you saw me. You kissed me on our first date. You gave me your virginity after we were together for a month. You told me you loved me after I told you I was going to push you away. I kissed another boy at a party when you were out of town but you forgave me anyways. The stars are getting dimmer and the clouds are caving in and so are my ribs, yet you're still with me. How could I possibly think you were insane?
The first time I saw you, you actually saw me too. I kissed you because I thou