We did this assignment is Creative Writing class yesterday where one is tasked with writing an extremely LONG sentence- not a run-on sentence, but a properly punctuated, plausible sentence. Two sentences, each a half page (my paper).
Out of context I think it makes no sense, but it passed my teacher’s standards, and he hates To Kill A Mockingbird:
“Well, to be quite frank…I can’t validate really how good a person my dad was beforehand, but given circumstances I kkind of don’t blame him for his little downward spiral- just imagine if you were gone- but at the same time, I don’t always really forgive him; he’s my dad, he’s the only parent I have left, so he should be here to take care of me…really, it’s been years, old man; grow up and deal with it; and, you know, it’s not like the two of us have terrible lives- I’m not that miserable to be around; but sometimes I can only imagine if he came back, came back like he was- well, how would you know, you didn’t know him- nevermind, I guess…….maybe I ruined him, he could be gone, you know, but I-I suppose it’s quite possible I don’t miss what I think I do, if there were anything beforehand; but I still like to count on missing out, it seems to keep things in perspective.”
“”Give everyone a little credit, yuo don’t go through things the same way everyone else does, babe- like, think about what happened with me the first time in the hospital- I know you just love to think you’re this super hardass but you’re so not, and you freak out just as much as I do, and you love me just as much as I love you, and goddamnit, stop thinking you’re so different; maybe you’re not different, maybe you’re not special, maybe neither of us and nobody in the world is, so quit it with the ‘last-hope’ bullshit and move on withuot him if you have to- see, what you don’t have is you don’t have any empathy for his side of it; you see him as antagonizing you but, Danny, his WIFE died, as in holy-fucking-matrimony-till-death-do-us-part, so don’t even tell me you wouldn’t be a wreck or even worse if I offed myself too- actually, don’t…..but you’re dad wouldn’t be here either if he didn’t still love you, but he lost your mom, too; I know you want so bad to make this about you, babe, but it’s about the both of you.”