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Camille Gasser, 17

Death By Pencil In third grade, I accidentally stabbed myself with a pencil, and decided I was going to die. Never mind the fact that pencils are actually filled with graphite. Death by lead poisoning was thrust to the forefront of my mind, all other thoughts fading to perpetual white noise in the background as I contemplated how painful my demise was bound to be. By lunchtime, I’d begun to mentally compose a goodbye letter to my family, explaining with… Read More »