18: January 2018 #14 - Explosive Engineering
Authored by Sonya Cheney
by Sonya Cheney
Crush her: make plans, get hopes up, tell her you found something better (someone better). Make sure you've ground the alliance you grew into a fine powder. Mix two parts inconsideration with one part concern—manufactured will do; don't worry about purity. Tamp down on her feelings and layer with your own. Line the shell with backhanded compliments when she's getting too confident; if she thinks she's the fat friend, then she can't ever be too sure of herself. Twist the lid on and seal it shut with tears collected in sleepover confessions she felt safe enough to share. If only she knew the weapon she gave you. CAUTION: THIS COMPOUND IS UNSTABLE. Lob her into the crowd, walk away. Don't look back.