This Week in Milford

September 11, 2021

These Random Words Will Somehow Be Meaningful Before This Plot Is Over

The challenge today, gentle readers, is to figure out how these statements – which, taken in isolation, sound nothing like how real people actually speak – will foreshadow some essential plot element during this story arc.

Tevin puts his all into Mudlark football and can’t see how Kianna is able to do the same for two sports. The fact that Tevin is whipped after just one practice may hint at a lack of conditioning on his part. Kianna hints that it’s because neither of her sports are contact sports. Yesterday she alluded to the use of energy drinks, opening the door to an unhealthy dietary angle.

Speaking of diets, Tevin is off to the cafeteria where he and some of his teammates snarf down all-white food. It kinda looks like the grocery store where Otto worked in Repo Man. The group includes beady-eyed Boyd Spiller who, like Tevin, has also been recently promoted to the varsity. Boyd has already established himself as mouthy and tactless, so why his teammates are acting like his recitation of some clickbait listicle will be as riveting as the Gettysburg Address is beyond me. Could be that his ability to read people won’t translate to an ability to read stunts or blitzes, leading to Tevin’s getting sacked and injured, which would tie back to Kianna’s comment about tackling.

Anyway, we have a while to figure this one out. Just file it in your collective memory bank for reference.

meta: Today is an unavoidably somber day in the US. I’m not going to bore you with stories of where I was twenty years ago today, or offer any kind of take on how our world has changed since then. You’ve had more than enough teenchy for one week. I will, however, leave a link to this story I read this morning. The section in which the former high school basketball star and young college grad decides to change his career tack from book publishing to corporate PR reminded me a bit of the Heather Burns story. One life among thousands lost – thousands whom we will remember today and for years to come.


  1. Tevin could say “… holy shit!… Boyd knows how to read?… when did that happen?…” or “…. Thanks, but I need to be alert in my next class, not half asleep after listening to this boring motherfucker goin on about some silly bullshit all through lunch…”

    Comment by franku2016 — September 11, 2021 @ 3:46 pm

  2. Never forget that day. And I don’t EVER want to go through it again.

    To the ones who thought your actions were justified, shame on you. You destroyed a lot of innocent lives, primarily in the name of religion. No God in any religion would EVER bless the carnage or approve of the violence you utilized to drive home your message. You threw peace away and chose to genuflect before hate. God help you.

    To all the responders who worked tirelessly and thanklessly to repair the damage, God bless you. You helped America recover and keep the Flag waving. And it still is.

    I am proud to be an American where I know I’m free.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — September 11, 2021 @ 9:35 pm

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