Losing It

It was the summer of 1984 and all my friends were losing it. Senior year in high school was when they all lost their virginity. S lost it with her Indian boyfriend on the floor in her parent’s study while they were eating in the dining room; N lost it with Keith, who also hit her and left bruises; L lost it with her boyfriend who drove a garbage truck just like her father. I wouldn’t be losing anything but my car keys for two more years. I had just turned 17 and was getting sick of hearing “I...

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