This piece was performed on January 7, 2017 at The Green Mill for The Paper Machete. This was also an afternoon that I was fortunate enough to share a bill with Janeane Garofalo.
Write Club is a monthly, literary bloodsport in which contenders face off against each other with 7-minute essays on competing topics. This was the combatant essay for “HIT.”
One of the most memorable moments I saw onstage was never meant to happen that way.