“Thanks for always being there to save my ass,
And fuck those critics who doubted I had class.”
Will always got a perfect mark from his favorite professor. I don’t begrudge him his success. He came from pretty tough circumstances. First of his family to go to college, small rural high school and all.
Okay, I kind of resent the fact that Will Shakespeare got a reputation as “the most inventive and gifted writer our English Department has ever produced” according to a college newsletter to alums and donors..
Will was a nice enough guy. Quite friendly and very well-spoken. We hit it off our first week at a dorm mixer. I’d say he over-compensated for his farm boy upbringing by walking around like he was strutting on stage or something, but it did get the attention he craved.
“Christine, I understand you write poetry,” he said as he swept up to me.
“Uh huh,” I said. “Been lucky enough to have a few things published…
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