Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Blast From The Past




So I  was going through some of my old files and I stopped on a play I written during Junior High School (middle school for other states than NYC) thru the beginning of High School. It was a running soap opera. I wrote when I had time; on the bus, at home, This play is like a soap opera. It's ongoing and does not have an end. Ah teenage thoughts. I didn't write this because I wanted a tv deal or anything. I wrote it because there was a story in my head. Writing it out as a play was easier for me then than to write as a novel. I didn't want the story to end. There are so many plot lines and characters in it.

After reading thru it, I can salvage some story lines to make a novel out of it, if I want. The story was pretty straight forward without remembering anything of it. I'm good. However, what hit me first was how beautiful my penmanship was then. It was totally beautiful, but college totally destroyed it. It's nice now, but back then was great. Nowadays, you don't even have to write notes for college class. Some classes give you the notes and the rest you can just record. Technology has greatly advanced. Tools that are out here today I wish I had when I was in college, but I digress.

I noticed that for a teen going from JHS to HS I hit some heavy topics. I covered rape, pregnancy, marriage, AIDS, and serious relationships. What was I thinking back then? I must've been really deep, lol. I also thru in my love of SciFi in it. So I wasn't that deep, lmao. The whole play could've done better without the scifi piece, but I was young. I chalk it up as putting all my eggs in one basket. If General Hospital could slip in some SciFi, so could I, lol.

My naivete definitely shows up in this play. I just want to slap some sense into my then self. I actually thought folks could get great jobs out of HS without going to college. Wishful thinking of a young teen. The intricacies of serious relationships were so superficial and unrealistic. It is amazing to read something and see the thought patterns of your younger self. I have couple of couples in a relationship for 6 years and they just graduated HS. It is very rare for kids to be in a serious relationship from JHS. HS.. yes, but JHS, heck no.

This was a pleasant find. I am always looking for my past memories. I have a project with pictures. I have so many pictures. Huge project. Well that's my rambles for the day. I shall be back soon.
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