10-Second Anecdotes That Probably Say a Lot About Me: Freckle

I don’t know what was harder: to keep the anecdotes small or find plenty of them that can’t be categorized under “Girl has an imagination.” Here we go!

  • As a kiwi in the Netherlands, I always expected to be the best in English class. When I once came in second, I pouted for days.
  • I used to be a very sore loser. Mario Kart (on the Super Nintendo, of course) was my one chance of besting my older brother, and I would do anything to do so. Including sitting on his head and calling the dog in his voice (she loved cuddles).
  • A cousin in England and a friend in South Africa both told me they have seen and talked to my doppelganger(s). This makes me jealous and uncomfortable at the same time.
  • I have a history of sneaking downstairs to watch movies young children with huge imaginations shouldn’t watch. Fifteen minutes of Silence of the Lambs was enough to make 5-year-old me sleep with my parents for a week. The aging scene in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade got me a month of nightmares. To this day, I have yet to watch Silence of the Lambs.
  • Through the ages 5-9 I was absolutely sure I could hover. I’d run, jump and just felt like I was longer in the air than regular people.
  • I wrote an anonymous column in the high school paper with “gossip” about teachers. I still have them. The most vile comment is about how our math teacher spends more time on showing his new shoes than teaching a new formula.
  • I have two bells tied to the zippers of my tent. This because at the age of 12, during a holiday in Italy, I sleepwalked and got lost on the camping site. A nice Finnish couple woke me and helped me find my way back. Ever since: bells.
  • I never won a medal. That’s why through high school I claimed that the golden participation medals I owned (and never allowed anyone to look at closely) were from ballet championships. A sport I did for three months at the age of eight.

By freckle [M]

Freckle can't decide between writing fact or fiction, so she does both, on a very regular basis, and sometimes even for money.

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