Looking for Work, Blindfolded
I am in my mid-twenties, working part-time, and about to graduate college at last. I have been looking for work, thinking up projects, and writing... basically, trying a little bit of everything. I'm trying to "curate" my life (as sickeningly 2018 as that sounds), but my vision is blurry.
Dating, Drugs, Deal Breakers
Ethan* was the new kid in sixth grade. He called me on my home phone the week before Halloween and asked if he could go trick-or-treating with me and my friends. He wore a "punk" costume, complete with mohawk and skin-tight pants. We were close ever since, weaving in and out of each other's lives for almost 15 years. He asked me to be his girlfriend at some point, and I said no: I knew something wasn't right, and that if we crossed that line, our friendship might never recover.