This piece is a story told by Dana Norris for our show First Move. Dana is the founder of the Story Club, a monthly storytelling show in Chicago, Boston, and Minneapolis. She is the editor-in-chief of Story Club Magazine, and she teaches at StoryStudio Chicago. She has published with McSweeney's, The Rumpus, the Tampa Review,and her stories have been featured on Chicago Public Radio. Her schedule of upcoming performances is on her website.
Check out The First Time: First Impression on July 9 at Martyr's.
Podcast produced by Dan Epstein, photo by Sarah Avampato