Submitted by Mary M.
This is a picture of me and my best friend on our prom night. I'm on the right. My name is Mary, and she's Sarah. We often joke about Native Son, a book we read in our Lit class in our senior year.
-spoiler alert- The character named Mary is killed accidentally, but her head is chopped off and her body is shoved into a furnace. So we reenacted a bit from the book and we find this photo to be hysterical. Yes, Native Son is an important piece of literature about American racism… and yes, we have a slightly disturbed sense of humor. We thought it was hysterical because I spat out my drink when I read that Mary was killed because my name is Mary — as well for many other, more important, reasons. We posed by her little mock furnace outside of her house because she often threatens to kill me and shove me in there — and what better time to pose than when we are fully dressed like classy women?