by Taylor Murray

I'd say it started when he got me kicked out of school. I did the time, paid for the crime I didn't commit. That fall, I started an intense love affair with words before deciding that writing on walls was sometimes more satisfying than writing on paper. I drilled myself over and over again to one day show him the work I'd done. The winter came and went without a call, and then it came that hot summer day. I threw all the drawings away.


Taylor Murray is a High School Senior in Southern California.