Throwback Sketch: Dead Poets on the Green
I'd like for readers to enjoy this early work as much I as I do, so look out for a weekly throwback sketch.
"Dead Poets on the Green" was originally published in May of 2010. At the time, I was living with my dear friend Ashlea, an incredible wordsmith and lifetime delight for my brain. I used to stumble uninvited into her room, dressed in some crazy closet concoction, demanding she help me "name the outfit!!" Her inspired imagination always yielded a title I could never duplicate on my own.
This look was preppy yet subversive, totally tomboy yet girly enough when worn with wedges... like the only chick member of the literary society at a fabled east-coast college, running across campus to get to the midnight meeting on the campus golf course.
The madras blazer is one I bought in high school, excessively on clearance at J. Crew, as was the blue button up. Those shorts have since been donated: truthfully, my body didn't benefit from this longer-length pair. Those wonderful Target wedges are, depressingly, on their last living days. The tie was my mother's, and the Department of Transportation pin is... a long story.