CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

October 4, 2008

TRUE CONFESSIONS OF A GLASS

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS
TRUE CONFESSIONS OF A GLASS
     Perhaps everyone remembers their first writing that was published. In perusing my files, I came across mine—which I’d forgotten! I was a student at Erie County Technical Institute in Williamsville, New York, majoring in medical laboratory technology.
     Although I was good at English I didn’t see myself in a writing career—which officially began in 1990, after I’d married and raised my family. The piece below was written for a class, and the professor asked me  if it could be published in the school newspaper, the Institooter. It was printed on April 26, 1963.   Carolyn
True Confessions of a Glass
     “Everyone said we were too young, wait until your 21…but our lips met at 18.”
I am a glass—not just any kind of glass, but a special type. And if I had any choice, I would have picked myself a different career. Let me tell you about myself.
     I was born in the same manner as any glass, packed for delivery and taken to my destination. Alas, since I am a glass, I had no choice.
     After a bouncy, bumpy ride in the back of a dark truck, I arrived at my new home to serve the people to the best of my ability. For two days my glassmates and I were allowed to rest and ponder our futures.
     Then we were unpacked and set on a (more…)
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