The friendzone never looked so good
Just Need Space
if i had a normal childhood, i might have been a well adjusted person.
like normal with a mom and a dad and a dog
you didn’t have a normal dog?
i didn’t have a pet, or a … a mom, a normal mom, anyway.
whats a normal mom?
i don’t know.
i’d like to talk with you, like really talk. i mean I know we’re talking right now but, i don’t know, i don’t feel like i can be close to you. i mean we’re close, right now we’re close …
i mean how close?
what do i mean to you?
what do you mean to me? lol you’re my best friend
i know … i know, we’re good friends, and it’s good to be good friends. thats a good thing.
so, i just … i don’t want to freak you out, i just really want to hold your hand right now.
I held my knees tightly to my chest, I tossed my hair so she couldn’t see me push back tears. It was dark, but I could still see her averting her eyes from me in the small glow of device light. She didn’t say a word.
that’s okay, we can be friends.
Text adapted from scenes in My Own Private Idaho (1991) and The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love (1995), and inspired by the lives of countless queer women with whom we’ve shared space.