Coming of Age

Taylor is living the single life when he's informed that custody of a 14-year-old girl has been transferred to him.

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Taylor
@taylorwritesit

Getting up earlier means an early start, at least. Have a piece to write for GQ today. #freelancelife

Sally
@sallysdoor

How cool! What about?

Taylor
@taylorwritesit

A Ukrainian shoe designer. Awesome guy. Article won't be out for a month or two.

Later that day…
Taylor
@taylorwritesit

Okay, wait. Just checked yesterday's mail and got the weirdest letter.

Taylor
@taylorwritesit

This doesn't make sense. Says I'm a dad. A dad?! What the...?

Taylor
@taylorwritesit

I can't say no. You should see this kid. I mean, her mom died. City worker said if I don't take her, she'll stay in a children's home.

The next day…
Taylor
@taylorwritesit

Okay, tell me again. What do teenage girls eat for breakfast? Salad?

Taylor
@taylorwritesit

Man, I wish she'd make her bed. Does this make me sound OCD?

Later that week…
Taylor
@taylorwritesit

What?! No way! No, no way. These papers say I'm her dad. I'm on her birth certificate. Who's messing with me here?

Sally
@sallysdoor

Whoa!! What? What's going on?

Lyle
@lyledogsits

Hey buddy, that sounds crazy. Uh, you sure about this? That you're not the kid's dad, I mean?

Then…
Taylor
@taylorwritesit

Jo wanted to know what I was doing. I told her. She got upset. I think she thinks I'm lying to her about not being her dad.

Taylor
@taylorwritesit

I told her she can come to the hospital with me. We're in this together. She agreed. Not sure what I'm getting myself into.

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