First Drafts


Zack scrolled through his phone, shaking his head as he read.

“What are you looking at?” asked Melanie.


“What’s wrong?” asked Melanie.

“I just had an epiphany,” said Zack.

“I don’t think they have those on Facebook.”

“No kidding. Let me ask you a question,” said Zack.

“Okay,” said Melanie, hesitantly.

“When you were in school, did you write papers?”

Melanie tilted her head. “All the time.”

“Did you ever hand in the first draft, or did you have to edit them?”

“There was no way I could do that. I had to edit them.”

“Right, because first drafts are crap,” said Jack.

“What’s this have to do with Facebook?”

“Social media is a scourge. It’s societal first draft syndrome. Everything written on it is crap,” said Jack.

“I never thought of it that way.”

“Nothing written here should ever be presented for public consumption,” said Jack.

Melanie smirked. “You know, that makes a lot of sense.”

“It’s a mental disease. Why do people do it?”

“I suppose they believe every thought they have is valuable,” concluded Melanie.

“People are so wrong. Very, very wrong,” said Jack.

Melanie laughed. “Like you said. First drafts are crap.”

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4 Responses to First Drafts

  1. Pat says:

    Very good definition for Facebook.

  2. cat9984 says:

    You are so right. I never thought about it that way. All social media is set up that way. (No, I really don’t need to see the dinner you are currently eating. 🙂 )

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