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Fierce on The Page by Sage Cohen

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Claim Your Superpower; Cherish Your Kryptonite

I am not a natural driver. The literal skill and focus required to operate a motor vehicle does not come easily to my figurative mind. When I first got my permit and set out to practice with my father in the passenger’s seat, I drove us directly into a busy, four-way intersection. I’d missed the stop sign and the oncoming traffic because I was acutely aware that a boy who had recently dumped me without explanation lived in the development to my left. This distraction had created an overwhelming magnetic pull through which I could “see” nothing actual in that moment beyond my own teenage ache.

Unfortunately, the distraction of boys wasn’t the only problem with my capacity behind the wheel. Maps ...

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