Is There Life After High School?

May 2009

I had a dream that there was this group of people from the government who came to people’s houses and abducted kids, and it was illegal to say no. So my family gets a letter in the mail saying they are coming for me. I am really scared because there are millions of rumors about all the awful things they do, but I have no choice. They arrive at my house late at night, and as I walk away I am petrified in fear. But I soon realize we are not walking towards a car or anywhere, but just doing laps around my culdesac. The whole time I am talking to people in this group and it is all very casual and uneventful. After about 50 laps, I ask the guy leading us if I can go home. He says yes and I go home. Then I woke up.

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Drew Burnett Gregory

Drew is a Brooklyn-based writer, filmmaker, and theatremaker. She is a Senior Editor at Autostraddle with a focus in film and television, sex and dating, and politics. Her writing can also be found at Bright Wall/Dark Room, Cosmopolitan UK, Refinery29, Into, them, and Knock LA. She was a 2022 Outfest Screenwriting Lab Notable Writer and a 2023 Lambda Literary Screenwriting Fellow. She is currently working on a million film and TV projects mostly about queer trans women. Find her on Twitter and Instagram.

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