Goth Girl Rising Winner #3

Continuing on with the winners of the contest for a signed copy of Goth Girl Rising and — of course — a Kyra minimate. The rules were simple: Tell Kyra something and ask her a question.

Kyra offers calm, rational rebuttals in bold.

Today’s winner is Jill, who steps into the lion’s den with the comment:

Kyra it’s amazing how you try to keep real to who you are, but sometimes its ok to give a little to get a little.


Are you effing KIDDING me? Are you really bringing that weak shit here? Look, let me explain something to you…

No, never mind. You wouldn’t get it. Look, there’s one person I “give a little” for and that’s it. The world doesn’t give a shit about anyone or anything — the world is totally self-absorbed. So we all have to look out for ourselves, and when we don’t, that’s when we become weak. I won’t be weak. I won’t allow it. I’m not “trying” to keep real; I AM real. This is me. This is who I am. My mom was weak and she died. Lesson learned. But, yeah, there’s one person… It’s complicated. I can’t just be on my own, but I’m not going to let myself get screwed over, either, you know?

Whew. All right. Now, Jill’s question…

I went to a very small school (32 kids in my graduating class). How would you handle going to a school that small?

Wow, I don’t know how I would deal with that. My first thought was that, like, there would be fewer people to annoy the shit out of me. But then my second thought was, like, what if ALL of those 32 kids annoy me? That would SUCK! And you know, with only 32 kids, how the eff do you hide when you need to? How do you avoid people when you’re all, like, jammed into one room together? (And, BTW, did you go to school on the effing prairie or something? Like, in a one-room schoolhouse? Do you churn your own butter? What the eff?)

Oh, boy. I’m starting to wonder if this was a good idea…

Anyway. More tomorrow. I guess.

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