I’ve Spent My Life Haunted by an I.Q. Test

My younger self crafted a story about failure and belonging

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

To this day, other than some hazy images of me moving around some puzzle pieces, all I can recall is the sadness on the faces of the adults as I left the I.Q. test.

I’m fairly certain I was in the third grade (my memory on this point is also hazy). No one told me what…

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