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|Subject: May's Writing Prompt May 1st 2009, 1:06 pm|| |
Yes this sure is a tough one. Following is the theme for this month's writing prompt:
By the time the lie had spread so far and wide that everyone believed it to be the truth, it was too late. Tell us a story when a lie went around so quickly you couldn't stop it and now you just have to live with it.
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|Subject: Re: May's Writing Prompt December 2nd 2009, 7:24 pm|| |
Well, it isn't still affecting me to this day, but it sure did at one time.
I've never been “Mr. Compliance”, and I tended to NOT do what I was supposed to as a kid. Especially if a teacher at school told me to. No way. Not happening.
So, I would befriend those who thought like I did, and we would all be lazy and defiant together. One day, in 7th grade, we were supposed to be running the track, but my friend and I didn't want to, so we ditched and just sat behind a dumpster chatting away.
Well... it didn't take long for the “nice” kids to spread a rumor that we were making out back there, and so for two gruesome years, everyone at school was convinced that I was gay and dating my friend. That made things fun.
Don't get me wrong, I really and honestly have NO problem with being gay, or gays themselves. In fact, I think they should be able to marry and all that.
But, at 13 years old, it's a bit much to swallow when all you want is the cute girl in the green sweater to notice you...