Me: How would you feel if I drowned in a river?
Emily: No, please don’t, that would be bad.
Me: What if I drowned in a river and reincarnated as a griffin and I would fly to your bedroom window, would you befriend me or no?
Emily: You can do that!?
Yes, my girlfriend and I do have conversations like that. Well as I said this will be a quick look into my world, because I have a bit to share. Anyway to start it off I think you should all know about the adventures of Trunk Man. Trunk man is a nickname I got myself when I went out one day on an adventure with the Prius Crew. The Prius crew consists of me, Emily, and Sarah (mainly because it is Sara’s Prius.) Anyway Prius are very roomy believe it or not, especially in their trunks. Day after day when we would have Prius parties I would chill in her trunk and just enjoy the space provided. There is more to the story though, whenever we went riding in her Prius I would always ask to ride in her trunk and she never let me ride there, until the other day that is. It wasn’t a long trip in her trunk, and I did have to duck down and hide, but It was so worth it, hence the name, trunk man.
Now with a name like that, you have to adapt a character out of that and give him traits and talents. When I saw this opportunity to show some hidden talents, I jumped at it immediately. For example this man is now Trunk man “The Braider” That is right, I am a master braider believe it or not kids! I started out rough, but after a while things got better and I Even mastered some funky different unique braids!
Now that the quick story of Trunk Man is on the table, let us move onto a more serious topic. About 3 months ago I saw a little add saying, “Amateur Poetry Contest” So of course I send in one of my writings that I had from the past. A few months pass by and I Forget all about the silly contest, next thing I know a letter comes in the mail. I chose to ignore this letter when it first came in, thinking it was from college trying to recruit me or something. TO my surprise though, it was a letter from a publisher who sponsors the contest. The Letter was opened by me the next day in English class where I had to hold in my screams of joy when I read the words ” Congratulations Ben, we are sending you this to inform you that your poem has made it into the Semi Finals of the contests. With this you should know that your poem will be published in our next upcoming book. Thank you for your verses keep on writing…” I was speechless! I just was told I was going to have some published work, isn’t that great!
Ps: I did that braid!