when i knew #7.

by Michael King

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“I was 22. I kissed a girl. Well, she kissed me. I turned around, walked to my car, and sat there.

“I should have known in high school, when I looked at my best friend during a sleepover and wondered what it would be like to kiss her.

“I should have known when I rewatched the lesbian kiss in Dodgeball over and over and over.

“I should have known when I became obsessed with Manny Santos on Degrassi. (To this day, I still have a thing for the Latinas.)

But I didn’t know any of those times. I knew immediately after this girl kissed me.”

– A