“Too Young.” Fiction. Based on a True Youth.

“As I got older, I wrote about everyone else’s life because my life was off limits.” –Taura Stinson

“Too Young”

Fiction. Based on a True Youth.

By Nikki Wicz

This journal entry is inspired by true events. Some of the characters, names, businesses, incidents, and certain locations and events have been fictionalized for dramatic purposes. Any similarity to the name, character or history of any person is entirely coincidental and unintentional

When so little of life
has presented itself to me,
I’m afraid my ignorance shows
like neon lights on my skin 

that my lack of experience 
is overwhelming
like walking through New York 
at night, lights boiling your eyes
with after-images of 

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