Chapter 1

Found this on a sidewalk near Martha’s Vineyard a couple years ago. It still makes me laugh. What the heck!

Avoid Fringe

This is a page from the diary of a freshman college student that I found it at a rummage sale.

It Was a Good Day

I found this in the hallways of my high school two years ago.

A Beautiful Butterfly

Found this crumpled up into a tight little ball, on the street in the fairly downtrodden Tenderloin District. Kinda sad that such a heartfelt message of hope got discarded with such intention.

Justice

This is from a school journal I found lying on the street. What follows is sea sickness, famine, and one hellish night spent on a floating plank of wood in black freezing water. That’s enough to seize the darkest corners of insanity … because she stole a lighter. Stay tuned.

The Mind of Sarah

A friend of mine (janitor) found a diary while taking out the trash. Sarah is just your average boy crazy 5th grader.

Wayne Said

Workplace conflict … one guy’s side of the story.

I Don’t Get Paid To Sit On Babies

Found this hidden in between several folded pages inside of a textbook in my English class. Seems like an in-class journal entry at first, but then you notice the giant F—. Probably a joke between friends. I’d love to know where this spawned from.

Unhappy New Year!

The author of this New Year’s Day reflection looks to be a very lonely and dramatic 18-year old. I’ve got a feeling he’d make a really good boyfriend if she’d ever give him a chance. New Year’s get better once you’re old enough to drink.

So My Soul is a Mess

I found this at the post office. I was standing in line and it was either forgotten or discarded with a stack of envelopes. I hope Anne appreciates the journal Carolyn apparently gave her, poor Carolyn and her messy soul!