insecure // A Play in Four Acts

Interdum stultus bene loquitur*

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As we can see, side proposition has constructed a very detailed argument, I begin, my carefully-penned outlines trembling in my hands, shaking legs supporting an unwavering voice. Unfortunately for them, detail doesn’t mean durability.

It’s okay. It’s okay. Just breathe.

–and see, even Einstein failed his math classes, so why should such strict academic streaming be implemented?

Oh. Oh, no. That’s wrong, that’s all wrong, he didn’t actually fail math that’s a myth I know I know please stop looking at me like that Isaac IknowIwaswrongIwaswrongIwas–

You did great up there!

You guys really held your own. I’m so proud of you!

Kim! Kim, you won best speaker of the round! Against last year’s champions!

No no no you got it all wrong I was terrible and they did so much better YOU did so much better We did so great, guys! I can’t believe it! and I messed it up why did the judge pick me I got it wrong I got it wrong I was so nervous and disorganizedandIcouldn’tanswerthequestion– Continue reading “insecure // A Play in Four Acts”

And Farmer Brown Took Care of Them All

Life on Farmer Brown’s farm was always peaceful. Pig played in the mud. Duck swam in the pond. Horse chomped on her hay. And Farmer Brown took care of them all.

Life was good. That was, until a new animal came to the farm.

“Good afternoon, my fellow farm animals! I am Joel O’Steer, your newest companion; and I’m going to make every day a Farm Day from now on!” Continue reading “And Farmer Brown Took Care of Them All”