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The Velveteen Rabbit -- Writer's Poke #169

She had only lived in the dorms for 3 semesters, but already she had had 12 roommates. How is that even possible, I asked her? She narrowed her brow, and quite seriously said: "I need to be more sentient." 

I had never heard anyone talk that way, and it really turned me on. But a strangeness about her set off alarms in my head, and while I toyed with the idea of getting to know her better, I finally decided that I didn't need the drama in my life at that point. 

In one of our last conversations, for example, she asked me out of the blue if I believed in monogamy. That's usually not a subject that just pops up, and I didn't have an immediate response. When she saw my hesitation, she chastised me, saying, "I thought you were smarter than most people." All I could do was bow my head in shame. 

After that, I'd seeing her hopping around campus in her brown pelt-like coat, but I decided it would be better if I let this one get away.

Describe one of the weirdest people you've ever dated or befriended. What attracted you to this person?

"The concept of absurdity is something I'm attracted to." -- David Lynch


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