Jessica Poli

I went to a party where everyone was dressed as someone else. Since I didn't know the rules, I dressed as myself, but everyone assumed that I wasn't me. "Brilliant costume," Susan from work said. "You nailed that weird thing he does with his hair." I didn't know who was who, or if Susan was really Susan. When, at one point, I cleared my throat, the group around me burst out laughing. "Just like Daryl!" someone wheezed. There was a line for the drinks table and the food looked bad. I left early and avoided mirrors once I was home.

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