Danny Drank Bleach

Adam Jeffrey Jr.

Danny was older than me in Earth Science class. We were lab partners because the teacher arbitrarily paired us. We broke the ice talking about music.

“You ever listen to Elliott Smith?”
“Is he the guy who stabbed himself to death?”

Part of the Earth Science assignment was we had to decide what kind of rock our personalities most closely resembled. Sedimentary rock or igneous rock or metamorphic rock.

The next year Danny went into Walmart and bought a jug of bleach and he chugged it in the parking lot, I heard.

I can't find Danny on Facebook because I don’t have Facebook. Well, I do but I’m too afraid to look.

Danny was a metamorphic rock. I’m a sedimentary rock, thank God.

Adam Jeffrey Jr. lives with his wife in Franklin, Indiana.