Untitled by Jonathan Blum

Thursday’s vote to admit Baxter was unanimous. But just so you know, he was the least qualified candidate of the three. With him, every climb up the branches was a performance. Every answer about treehouse history felt rehearsed. I wanted to scream at the gang: Be real! But Baxter had already aced the test. What could I do? Put him as my second and watch him become a bigger superstar to spite me?

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Jonathan Blum is the author of the novella Last Word. He teaches fiction writing workshops in Los Angeles.