16 ENGLISH TEACHERS WHAT TOPIC ON A WRITE ABOUT ANYTHING ESSAY MADE YOU LOSE HOPE IN HUMANITY

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I teach literature at a college and mostly deal with freshmen and sophomores. For our freewriting unit, one of the assignments asked the students to write any original story based on your favorite fictional genre. So, one of my students wanted to do horror. I said great! That's also a favorite of mine. Go nuts.

Eventually, the assignments are turned in and I'm grading them at home. I get to the kid with the horror story and it's about a serial killer who stalks women. Okay, whatever. Nothing I haven't seen before.

But then the story goes into long, excruciating detail about the next victim this killer plans on stalking/raping/murdering: a petite blonde in her early 30s who teaches English. And it just so happens I'm a petite blonde in her early 30s who, well– yeah.

I didn't report it or anything since it was a creative exercise. I didn't grade him unfairly, either. But I seriously couldn't look that kid in the eye ever again.

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