Inspired by @ListPrompts
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    I was maybe 7 years old
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    I took a summer class about bugs because I wanted to be an entomologist when I grew up
    You can tell I was one of the cool kids for sureeee
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    We learned about cockroaches one week, studying their life cycle and hatching babies in the class
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    At the end, our teacher let anyone who wanted to take one of the baby cockroaches home with them
    I don't know why my parents were okay with this but they are great
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    I had my first pet!!
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    I built her a home inside a fish tank and gave her lots of food and water
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    (If anyone was curious, cockroaches eat dog food)
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    I named her Karen, after my babysitter
    I thought that it was flattering and nice of me and that she'd be so proud to have a pet named after her! I might have been wrong
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    She died tragically a couple years later
    While I was on vacation. I was devastated.
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    But I still have fond memories