My friend, Sarah Brown, posted this on her tumblr the other day and I thought it was great:
“Pick an age you’ve been and sum it up in ten words or less.” This was hers:
“25: I hope the pizza guy can’t tell I’ve been crying.”
Here’s mine: 28: The box said it was supposed to look natural.
You can read a few others here. Wanna play?
By the way, Sarah is creator and host of the monthly adolescence-celebrating reading series, Cringe, where “brave souls come forward and read aloud from their teenage diaries, journals, notes, letters, poems, abandoned rock operas, and other general representations of the crushing misery of their humiliating adolescence. It’s better and cheaper than therapy.” She is also author of the book, Cringe, which you can probably surmise is a collection of teenage writings from a host of funny contributors.