STAN (any gender, mid teens to mid twenties)
Stan really did used to be a cool guy. I think this summer, he's just under too much pressure. And what you've been doing to him, it isn't helping.
Okay. I take that back.
Nobody can say you've done anything to him. You're not even the pranking type.
But I've noticed something about you Brian: Strange things, even amazing things seem to happen when you're around. During the food fight in the dining hall, I could swear I saw some mashed potato slow down and you were able to duck just before it hit you in the face. Then on Beach Day: When the tide was coming in. Somehow your feet stayed dry. The water split on either side around them.
Yeah I caught that.
And now... the things happening to Stan.
I thought the first one was funny, Brian. I really did. But now Stan is going to the hospital every other day, seems like. I don't know exactly what's going on Brian, I'm just saying, I'm just asking... whether you're doing it or not: Do you know how to make it not happen?
Copyright 2016 by Matt Haynes.
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