"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." That was the last thing I said to myself that day before I got the phone call. That day, 25 years ago, was probably the best day ever... and then I got the phone call.


I had dozed off for a while before dinner, since I'd had such a busy day pretending to be sick. After maybe 20 minutes or so, my phone rang.

"Hello…?" I answered, still pretending to be sick.

"Ferris, it's me. I know you're not really sick," a sad, sobbing voice came through from the other end.

"Sloane! What's wrong?"

"The stupid excuse you had Cameron tell Rooney wasn't so stupid after all. Apparently my grandma really did die."


That was probably the biggest mistake I ever made. I still regret it to this day.