My Father Ruined His Proudest Moment

The argument was over the bill.

Sam Ripples
Chronicles of a Lostgirl
10 min readOct 10, 2021

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The campus unfurled past my car windows in facades of pristine red brick and graceful nineteenth century arches, towering and ancient live oaks swaying their green ground-spilling fingertips of Spanish moss in the strange Tallahassee wind. It was my last time driving through the grounds of alma mater, Florida State University, and I was filled with…

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