Look at that thing. That stupid thing. Mocking me.
You have a charming way with words. You should write a book!
I don't know whether to laugh or scream. Laugh? I guess? I mean, I know I shouldn't take it seriously. Right? I shouldn't. I mean, I've been stalking this idea of being a novelist for oh, twenty-five years, and I shouldn't take a fortune cookie seriously.
Maybe it's not mocking me. Maybe I'm supposed to take it seriously.
Perhaps I do have a charming way with words!
You can't see me right now, but I'm rolling my eyes just so hard. The book's coming along, though.
A version of this post was first published on 06/23/2017.
I hope you're enjoying the Musings of a Middle-Aged College Student series. Next Friday I'll be recapping HIS-200: Applied History and ENG-226: Intro to Creative Writing. I found one to be a blast and the other to be soul-crushing. The fortune cookie probably spoils the surprise.