This is a piece I got the chance to re do. A do over. The piece was my final essay for the creative non-fiction class at Iowa. It was supposed to be a summation of the class, but there were too many bounds on the assignment. The whole semester we talked about no boundaries, do whatever you want to do to express your non fiction experiences creatively. But the last assignment needed to show a certain number of elements that we learned all year long, and it couldn’t be a long length. The original draft I had was roughly 40 pages double spaced. The first draft in this set is the final draft from that class which I had to cut in half. The subsequent drafts are my repurposing and changing of the piece to more fit what I wanted to go for. I added a portion of fiction near the end in order to alter the outcome.