"Horus Hears a Ho" is a series of entries from the journal Jennifer Kirmse kept as a teenager, wherein she attempts to gain the attention and affection of her classmate and neighbor Horus. She is thwarted by her arch-nemesis, Sunshine, and ultimately cannot face the possibility of any real connection with the object of her desire.
The piece is a selection from Mortified: Real Words Real People Real Pathetic, an anthology of people's actual childhood writings, ripped from the pages of their lives and shared with total strangers. The result is a uniquely honest collection that is equal parts comedic and cathartic. Inspired by the long-running grassroots stage phenomenon that is Mortified, the book offers a hilariously poignant peek into the mind of youth gone bad, sad or just plain pathetic. From melodramatic diaries to pretentious poetry... from awkward attempts at fiction to angry letters at summer camp. This is a book for the underdog in all of us. Go on. Share the shame with someone you love today.