Mike Smith Gets a GirlfriendWhat kind of a name is Mike Smith, he wanted to know? What sort of parent does that to a child? Could his life have been destined to go any other way, with a name like that?Mike Smith Gets a Girlfriend by Verandert
Not that Mike Smith’s life was bad. A bad life would have at least been meaningful. Maybe if he’d had a bad life he would have learned to write poetry or play guitar as a way to deal with it. No, his life was simply crushingly, numbingly ordinary.
He wore jeans, sneakers, and T-shirts to school every day. He liked football, video games, and pizza. He got C-Pluses and B-Minuses in every class. In gym class, he ran the mile in 6.5 minutes. He was 5’6” and weighed 140 pounds. People liked him the way they liked wallpaper that wasn’t too garish, or a not-quite-cold-enough can of soda on a hot day. He thought a lot of girls in his class were cute but never had the nerve to go up and talk to any of them.
That last one was the killer, really. Like other barely-there bland kids, he made fun of