The Thoughts of a Piece of Paper as It Is Turned Into an Origami Frog

  1. I can't wait to be written upon!
  2. Or drawn upon!
  3. I am a space for great ideas.
  4. I hope a President uses me!
  5. Or, even better, a little girl who wants to be the President!
  6. I'm a blank canvas!
  7. Write an essay on me!
  8. Draw a picture of your family!
  9. Or, jot down ideas! There's no bad ideas in brainstor-
  10. What.
  11. What is this.
  12. Oh, wait.
  13. I've heard about this.
  14. I'M BEING FOLDED IN HALF.
  15. THIS DOESN'T HURT, BUT IT IS WEIRD AND SCARY.
  16. Ok, phew, I'm being unfolded.
  17. Hopefully that was just so a young man has a crease for a pro/con list about whether or not he should go to grad-
  18. IT'S HAPPENING AGAIN.
  19. BUT LITTLIER FOLDS.
  20. I'M COLLAPSING ONTO MYSELF.
  21. What is happening? This is not my purpose.
  22. TRIANGULAR FOLDS?!
  23. WHAT.
  24. YOU THINK THE MAGNA CARTA WAS EVER FOLDED INTO TRIANGLES?
  25. I DON'T THINK SO.
  26. Wait, no I don't.
  27. Relax, and don't panic.
  28. Stop acting like a piece of loose leaf.
  29. I am being RAPIDLY folded.
  30. Why am I getting increasingly hungry for bugs.
  31. No, stop. This isn't you.
  32. You were going to be a love letter.
  33. Or the section of a text book that talks about famous women during the time covered in the previous chapter.
  34. Or even, like, a flier for Mock U.N. auditions.
  35. Not a cootie catcher or whatever it is you are becoming.
  36. I don't want to tell 11 year olds that "ur crush likes u bak."
  37. Jk Rowling wrote Harry Potter on a napkin, for God's sakes.
  38. That should have been me.
  39. I'm so much easier to write on than a napkin at a British cafe.
  40. I WANT TO RIBBIT.
  41. I want to be the first page of Moby Dick, remember.
  42. These folds are relentless.
  43. I feel my insides changing.
  44. LILY PADS ARE MY NEW HOME.
  45. What. No. No one thinks that. Stop.
  46. Resist it! Focus on your goals, like how you always wanted to be someone's hotly-debated dissertation.
  47. Or how you always wanted to be THE KING OF THE SWAMP.
  48. Wait, no, that's new.
  49. It's stopped.
  50. The folding has stopped.
  51. I feel...
  52. Three dimensional.
  53. No, this isn't right. I'm paper.
  54. No, I'm a frog.
  55. No, I'm paper.
  56. No, I'm a frog.
  57. PAPER.
  58. FROG.
  59. PAPER. WRITE ON ME.
  60. FROG. WATCH ME HOP AROUND.
  61. PAPER. CORMAC MCCARTHY. TONI MORRISON. HARUKI MURAKAMI.
  62. FROG. THE WB FROG. FROGGER. TREVOR FROM THE AFOREMENTIONED "HARRY POTTER."
  63. I am... a frog.
  64. I'm a paper frog.
  65. If you flick my back, I hop an inch or two.
  66. Wow.
  67. This is fun.
  68. No, no, no, I was just paper. I was supposed to be where someone else made great art happen!
  69. But, I guess, in a way, now I am art myself.
  70. Oh, ok. I get it. It's like a lesson.
  71. In like a kid's book.
  72. Which I will never be now.
  73. But that's ok.
  74. I NEED TO EAT A PAPER FLY RIGHT NOW. DO THEY MAKE THOSE?