cigar-tin story number 190

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cigar-tin story #190, contains the story “hopes”. shown as packaged. the story inside is about receiving a rejection letter (for a manuscript), and what rejection really means. an excerpt…

She turned off her laptop completely, which she never did, and then took it into the bedroom and put it on top of her dresser, which she never did either. She sat down on the edge of the bed and thought about that. She thought, too, about the low curve of her bad posture, the way she hunched with her hands in her lap, and how she could sense her compressed insides but have no real notion of them, what she was really made of, how her parts worked, and even the sustained thought of that left her staring and leaning slightly to one side.

I should get out of here, she said out loud.

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