I just had a thought…
So we’re all getting our short stories (or in some cases novel excerpts, in which case dude, what the fuck, where’s your cover page explaining that this is not a stand-alone story) and one thing eeeeeveryone starts getting on my case about is the use of contractions in the dialogue but not the narrative.
Do you people know how badly I could be tearing your grammar to shreds? Little tiny pieces. I could be incinerating your grammar. But we’re dealing in content here, so I don’t.
Also, wait one goddam minute, Tara said that the other kids’ action struck her as “more middle school,” less like something high school kids would do.
I specifically described the incident as taking place four years ago, when they were in fifth grade. I.e., middle school.
Learn to fucking pay attention.
You all suck.