“We were out, Bo and I, when the Prick confronted us. The Prick stood six foot three, and ceaselessly bored those around him with justified pessimism.
The Prick symbolized defeatism on the left. He littered cigarette butts following brief emails on the apocalyptic scale of the Anthropocene. Anyways, Bo and I were out when the Prick confronted us.I’m quite intuitive, and I knew something of the sorts was coming. So the Prick said some shit like ‘Were you talking about me the other day?’ Bo just laughed. Bo always knows when to laugh. I tried to stay cool, but you know, anxiety and such prevents any semblance of equilibrium. So, what I did—and I swear I feel very little pride—what I did was flick my cigarette butt in his face. Bo charged andI realized I had little option but to follow him. The Prick seemed taken aback, but willingly accepted the seemingly preemptive strike. He brought up his hands and threw a punch at Bo. Bo dodged it. The kid’s pretty active when he wants to be. So, Bo dodges it and drives his shoulder into the Prick. The Prick falls and Bo and I start hounding on him. I’m ashamed by the violence. I thought I was a pacifist. I was a pacifist ‘til there was blood in the water, then, let me tell ya’, I’m like a shark. So, Bo and I were houndin’ on the Prick, kicking and screaming as Bo spat and stomped. Finally, Bo gives a kick, and says, ‘You bloody fucking imbecile! I swear I’ll fucking kill you if I’m disrespected like that again.’ It was real violent and I’m not sure if I even reacted right. I amped up my hollering and screaming and continued to kick the Prick until he was all bloody and such. Bo and I spat one last time and walked off. I think we killed him.
“It’s night now. We’re holed up in my room shaking. Bo’s trying to come off as fine, but I see right through that shit. He’s frazzled and so am I. I’m scared for tomorrow, and that’s why I’m calling you. I think we killed him. I think we’re fucked. I think we killed him. I hope we turns out okay.”
Luke Iandoli is a sophomore at Simon's Rock and the Director of Current Events for The Weekly Cad.