Before I even started to read this list, I knew it was for me. I am, afterall, Rebel 1.*
I am Rebel 1. I sing “But I got a man,” when the teacher’s back is turned. I frequently sit at an isolated desk in the middle of the room. I smoke Benson & Hedges in the Crews’ greenhouse. I’ve felt the cold stare of the principal—from the good eye, at least. I tell the substitute to bite me. I belch audibly in Algebra.
I am Rebel 1.
[Courtesy artist Keri Smith at her blog wish jar.]
[Wait, where’s 12?]
“Suckers!” This one’s for the rebels. Unite.
*The Rebel 2 title belongs to Elizabeth Heslep, who I imagine still holds the rebel cause in her heart, although I haven’t seen her in years.