e all have gruesome stories to tell. One time my little brother, who didn't like the sight of blood, witnessed his friend fall off his skateboard and break his arm. The kid was fine. My brother passed out.
Another time, my mom took me and my brother to the doctor's office to get my ears pierced (which was a thing, I guess). I was fine. My brother passed out.
Anyway, my brother probably shouldn't read this list of other people's gross tales. But you definitely should!
It all started when Lyz Lenz, managing editor of The Rumpus, tweeted out a call for “your most gruesome story.” She then kicked it off by sharing three of her own.
This first one is enough to give you nightmares for months!
Man, sisters are so resourceful. She didn’t panic. She simply brought her impaled sister a stool and then went to go get their mom. What a pal.
If there’s one type of story I simply cannot abide, it’s ones about toenails getting ripped off. I get visions of the nails stuck in the side of the well in that terrifying moment in The Silence of the Lambs.
She goes on to write, “It happened on a Friday. The ER doc said that because it didn’t break through the skin, there was nothing we could do until a surgeon could see him Monday. We spent a whole weekend ‘tented.'”
That had to be so scary. But I think the lesson here is to keep these two boys away from hot things. Like, forever.
We’re just heating up folks…