Wednesday, December 9, 2009

I Saw You

We rode the 14 bus together today.  You, long blonde hair with a cute smile.  Me, short brown hair and repeatedly looking in your direction.  You got off at Stop 8.  I followed you for about ten minutes until you started dodging down side streets and alleyways making frantic phone calls.  Would love to meet for coffee sometime.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

No Bones About It

In Grade 10 biology, we had a real life skeleton in our classroom.  Sometimes, Mr. Belton would make the skeleton do funny things like point at all of us or eat a sandwich and then force vomit.  In many ways, the skeleton was just like any other student in the classroom except he wouldn't take any tests and he was all bones.  I would often spend most of the class staring at the skeleton thinking, man, I wish I was a skeleton.  One day, we came to class and the skeleton was gone.  "What's going on?" I asked.  "Where's old Skully?"  The class looked confused.  "You know.  The skeleton."  The class told me that the day before, Mr. Belton had made an annoucement that the skeleton would be going away because it was causing a distraction to some students which I guess I didn't hear for some reason.  Well, I started crying and when Mr. Belton came in, I demanded to know where the skeleton was.  "I'm sorry," said Mr. Belton, "but the skeleton is gone."  I couldn't believe it!  I went into a mad rage and started banging on the closet at the back of the room.  But as I was banging, guess what fell out of the closet?  It was the remains of a dead person!!!!  I had never been so scared in my life.