ECLECTICA Nonfiction - Oct/Nov 2008
Oct/Nov 2008

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I Was a Teenage Fundamentalist
At school, I developed a reputation for my dislike of rock 'n' roll music. Growing up in the South, though, there is a great deal of tolerance for strong religious beliefs, as long as they're within the realm of Christianity. Thus, I became a leader of the Prayer Club, the largest club in the school.
Kevin Brown


When the Jazz Stops...
People on uppers drink a lot when it's dark and hot. The staff did more drugs than the patrons. They could afford to; a dozen servers siphoned an easy G each on good nights. The druggery and greed escalated unchecked without Sal around to dent skulls. Jean-Marc fired gross offenders, but he and the wrinkled management were too busy upstairs screwing ripe new hires and snorting lines off genitals. Coconut Grove was like a pirated cruise ship.
Gez Devlin


The First Day of School
This Janek gets "Fs" all the time and says he wants to be the worst student in our grade since Dorota already took the best student's place. Besides, I think he's in love with me. During recess we played Cops and Thieves and he imprisoned me on a bench and wouldn't let me go till the beginning of the next period.
Monika Lange


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