I wore a powder blue dress with airy pleats and velvet flowers.
I smashed an orange brick to powder, sprinkled on my brother, and declared him a carrot.
I found packets of photographic chemicals under the eaves of the attic and strongly contemplated eating them.
I smashed vintage tin trains as flat as can be with a brick, I then threw them away in the trash can in the alley because I became afraid.
I stole a quarter and ran with exhilaration to the corner store to buy white bread because I never ate Wonder Bread before. Snuck to the back of the closet to ball up and eat all the pieces.
I woke up at night in my nylon blanket in a corner of my room. Weird feeling.
I learned to identify edible mushrooms in a forest.
I tried to avoid wearing glasses. My dad tested my eyes by pointing to dates on the calendar. I quickly counted the blurs and gave him the correct answers. Optometrist said my eyes were clear as glass but nearsighted.
Classmates made fun of my cats eye glass, hair, teeth.
I thought dolls came alive at night. I was scared of being awake when that happened.
I pulled my 6-year-old brother up as he was sliding down a muddy, slick bank of a swollen, churning creek.
I put salt instead of sugar into a pitcher of tea. I did not admit I did it. There were plenty of other suspects present.
I was paraded from classroom to classroom by school principal who announced--this is the kid whose dad just died.
I was not paying attention and principal hit me in the head with a big, heavy book. Later she and the pastor married and moved to Florida.
At the lake, I gave my name and address to 2 boys who then harassed me.
I was short 17 cents to take train home.
I was pickpocketed from an open bag as I squeezed past teens at back door of bus. Figured out a week later. Pickpocketed from pocket of pant on crowded bus. Saw giant hand reaching into petite lady's pocket. Warned her.
Mother and aunts handmade down comforter as anticipated wedding present, I did not marry that person. I noticed he spelled my name wrong on birthday card.
I did not marry man who could not remember my birthday in seven years.
I did not marry guy who clambered aboard bus ahead of me.
I got an email at work not to drink the water as it was compromised.