Distraught


by Mark Blickley

Sir, as the walls to these apartments are paper thin, I was wondering if my screams disturb you at all?  I try hard, very hard, to muffle them with my pillow, but I don't always succeed.  Your screams are never whimpering outbursts of self- pity like mine.  Your screams never seem to deteriorate into tears.  I know it is unmanly to cry and I hope I have not embarrassed you on the occasions when this has happened to me.  You never cry, do you?  I have the utmost respect for you because you do not.  Please don't judge me harshly.

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Writers Bio

Enter Bio  Mark Blickley is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild and PEN American Center. His latest book is 'Dream Streams,' a text-based art collaboration with Amy Bassin. https://www.claresongbirdspub.com/featured-authors/amy-bassin-mark-blickley


Inspirational ImageShrouded  by Christy Kirk by Christy Kirk

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