...Not really. No competition here. Just a nifty idea. We think so, anyway. And what's the idea? Well, the idea is for two different writers to read aloud the same piece. The writers here are Lauren Becker and myself, and the piece is Lauren's Follow.
You can play both videos at the same time, you can play one at a time, you can have fun with the pause buttons...It's up to you. We hope you enjoy.
Follow by Lauren Becker
The girl has true pale yellow hair and a smile that makes boys think of light blue Tiffany’s boxes. This girl is the girl. The line leader, the team leader, the cheerleader, the one who will lead always, we hope, to the very best place we can be.
And when we are with this girl, our teeth are whiter, our legs longer, our voices sweeter. She allows us to be near her without knowing we need permission.
We speak of her. She is television for us to watch. She is so very watchable.
Her eyes are sad and lovely. We practice her melancholy in mirrors. We fail, as we know we will.
We accept our failure. There can only be one. She is the girl.
Previously Published in Keyhole Digest (October, 2009)