Please support us — Become a Citizen.
 

Forgot your password?

We just sent you an email, containing instructions for how to reset your password.

Share

Link

Embed

Copy and paste the following code wherever you'd like this story to appear.

Sign in

  • I am 18 years old.
    My mother deemed me old enough to marry when I turned 16.
    She does not, however, think I'm mature enough to go out with my friends. Even though they're all girls!
    (God forbid I should speak to a boy unless absolutely necessary.)

    "18 is an emotionally-unstable age," she said as she folded my dad's shirt into a neat square. "It's very easy to make wrong choices."
    Right, because getting married at 16 to a guy 8 years older is a right choice.
    Her too-young-to-go-out-with-friends-but-old-enough-to marry policy confuses (and frustrates) me to no end, and I'm constantly worrying whether I am classified as young or old or somewhere in between and why she can't just decide.


    Maybe it's because I haven't.
About

Collecting stories is a way to gather your favorite Cowbird stories into shareable collections — kind of like assembling personal anthologies.

You can see some of our favorite collections here.

To collect stories, please become a Citizen.

    px wide
    px tall
    Embed code (copy and paste into your web page)
    Would you like to send another?

      Sprouting a story is a way to respond to one story with a story of your own — kind of like sitting around a campfire and following the flow of conversation.

      To sprout stories, please become a Citizen.

          Better browser, please.

          To view Cowbird, please use the latest version of Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera, or Internet Explorer.