A Profoundly Clear and Wholly Unconfusing Story

By Clyde Always

Once upon a time, a student received zeir GED.
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Ze scored higher than zeir father had.
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She had scored very highly.
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Her friend had also scored highly.
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They had always been a close family friend.
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They attended zeir graduation party.
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Ze also invited zeir friend Patricia.
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He brought the champagne.
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Zeir father asked Patricia to dance.
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He took the lead.
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“Her dress looks so beautiful,” ze said to them.
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“What’s his name, again?” they asked zer.
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“Patrica,” ze told them.
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Zeir father put the bill on her credit card.
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“I’m the world’s greatest father!” she declared.
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Everyone at the party agreed.
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Except for them.  They didn’t agree.

Photo by John Powers

Clyde Always is an accomplished cartoonist, poet, painter, novelist and Vaudevillian entertainer. His writings and/or illustrations have been printed in the Haight-Ashbury Literary Journal, Slackjaw, Scarfff Comics, the Daily Squib and etc. You are invited to view his storytelling act, any Friday evening, at the Scott Street Labyrinth in San Francisco, CA.

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