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Old Conversations

I’m moving across town in a couple of days and I’ve been going through all my crap, boxing some stuff up and throwing other stuff away. I just found a treasure trove of old conversations from my senior year of high school and freshman year of college. They were mostly printed out emails and AIM conversations with friends and ex-girlfriends. They are embarrassing to read. Everything is of the utmost importance when you’re eighteen. You live for drama. Most of the conversations are either arguments over slights I can’t remember, or me dispensing advice like I know what the fuck I’m talking about. I can’t read these old conversations without realizing that I was a naïve little bitch. I don’t think that I could be friends with my eighteen-year-old self. Now I’m older, wiser, and slightly more mature. I’m still driving the same car around though. I held on to those old conversations for more than a decade. I finally put them in the recycling bin. I don’t need to hold onto the past anymore. It’s tomorrow or bust.

Critically Rated at 13/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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A Stranger Who Turns Out to be an Acquaintance

I was playing disc golf with my friend and was about to tee off when a guy started walking towards us. We waited to throw until he got there and offered to let him go ahead of us so we wouldn’t hold him up. He suggested that we just play together. As we made small talk, I noticed that he seemed really familiar, someone from way back in the day. It turns out that his son and I were childhood friends. We played on a few soccer teams together and we were Indian Guys for a few years. It had been almost twenty years since we last crossed paths. It’s kind of funny how you can remember random people from your childhood but can’t remember people from college. Nothing proves how small the world is like a stranger who turns out to be an acquaintance.

Critically Rated at 12/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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