What’s The Worst Reason Someone Used For Dumping You?

For me, it had to do with the smell of my arm.

Cartoon drawing of a young boy falling out of a tree, head-first
by author

I’m in the air. I’m upside down. I’m falling from my grandparents’ maple tree.

A moment before, I’d been hanging from a branch by the backsides of my festive knees. Then, for some reason, I let go, falling as nature intended: straight…



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Daniel Williams

Daniel Williams

A poverty-stricken, soft Batman by night. Illustrator and writing teacher by day. Previously: McSweeney’s, Slackjaw.