I Laugh in the Face of My Detractors

That smile?

It’s all for show, really.

I think I wear it so that all the other people around me feel better — more at ease, I suppose, or just less intimidated. Silence, I’ve found, scares people more than chatter does. Everyone loves a talker, right? The person who starts up the conversation gives you a…




just another writer with too many cats

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