Nov 17, 2012

26 Pinky Promise

30 Day Letter Challenge

Day 26 — The last person you made a pinky promise to

I made a girl pinky promise to do her English homework the other night, but I wasn't promising anything.

I promised someone that we'd die together. I think I was eight or nine at the time, and I couldn't imagine living alone. A car accident, we decided, so that we couldn't grow old and die in a hospital room that smelled like bleach and hurt our ears with high pitched machines humming.

I pinky swore to my childhood best friend that we'd be best friends forever. I promised Ladybug we'd never lie to each other. I pinky promised my grandfather that if he stopped smoking I'd clean up the shop, every day. She moved away, I've never outright told Ladybug I'm gay (I'm terrified), and my grandfather quit smoking for the rest of his life but I only kept my promise for a few months.

I think I do better when I don't involve pinkies.

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