Why Should You Read This?

When queried on my career aspirations as a second-grader, I wrote “writer.” Third grade, the same. Fourth, fifth… This morphed into “journalist” by my adolescent years. Let’s blame too many after school viewings of Mary Tyler Moore Show reruns for that ill-fated fantasy.

In high school, I skipped countless classes to hang out in the nearby university library, poring over volumes of classical poetry and writing my own (long-lost) poems and essays. I skipped enough classes to piss off some of my teachers and sorely disappoint others, but never enough to fail.

My writing addiction made me a terrible student.

It also made me invincible.

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Jackie Stanley
Perpetually writing essays and songs. Author of The Cursed Arrows Oracle guidebook. Musician in the long-running Canadian music duo, Cursed Arrows. cursedarrows.com