Mary Millers Comments
Every Day is almost creative nonfiction except for a couple things. For one, my dad is a nice guy, and not a drunk. Ive only seen him drink too much once in my life, when he went to an outdoor party one summer and there was a mishap with a margarita machine. And while its true he didnt like Penny, I never saw him kick her. I also have no problem with my cousins. Theyre perfectly nice girls. But the boy on his blue-green Honda was real and a lot of the other details are real as well (at least for me, they are). I still think about the boy on the Honda because it reminds me that I should go after what I want instead of all the time letting life pass me by. Of course, it was probably better that I didnt pursue ithe was on drugs and rumored to be a small-animal killer. A walk with my dog inspired Tilted, but the narrator isnt me. I hardly think anything is precious and my head seems to be of adequate size. When I wrote Los Angeles I must have been reading too many Nerve.com stories or something. Its fiction. My manners, however, have been called into question on multiple occasions. I dont think that the very small things people do for you, like handing you a lighter, deserve a thank you. I just cant make myself part with two words for what seems like nothing.
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