Latest from Book of Writing: “Frankenstein Poem”

In 8th grade English we had to read Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and write a poem about it. 

I got the gist of the book – It wasn’t the monster’s fault. And that was very relatable to me.

My poem got an A, and they even wanted to put it in the school paper.

“No,” I said.

“Really?” they said, “but it’s so good.”  

“No,” I said.

So it never went in the paper.

People who relate to monsters do shit like that sometimes. It’s not their fault. 

I think I want to be in the paper now.

June 2018, Boulder, CO… first appeared as finalist in Boulder Weekly’s 101 Word Story Contest

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