While sitting in the office of my guidance counselor, and hooking up my admission forms, I got stuck on a question.
The following conversation ensued:
Me: … What should I put for ‘special talents’?
Me: Like, what are my special talents?
Mme Andrea: I don’t know! You tell me.
-long uncomfortable silence-
Me: I don’t know.
Mme Andrea: What do you do in your spare time? What are you good at?
Me: … I can write. That’s about it.
Mme Andrea: Okay, what do you write about?
Me: Cr- crazy stuff, -nervous laugh-
(It is important to note that at this point, I could think of no story other than ‘issues’).
Mme Andrea: Like..?
Me: Like… Incest…
Me: And– and rape…
Mme Andrea: Alright let’s not emphasize that.