It’s not that there’s anything wrong with the stories, they’re just not what I’m looking for in a read

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I logged into Medium this morning, as I do a few times each week, now. I used to read and write and check my stats as obsessively as some of you do, but had grown disenchanted, lately, with over-“optimized,” click-baity headlines screaming at me how to trick Medium and its…

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P.T. Barnum Was Right About Us All

“There’s a sucker born every minute.”
― P.T. Barnum

“Nobody ever lost a dollar by underestimating the taste of the American public.”
― P.T. Barnum

I know, I know — you’d leave Facebook, if only your beloved great-aunt Mildred, your third cousin Raymond (thrice removed), and all the “Friends” you…

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Listen! Listen, as nimble fingers tap
Staccato beats across the keys,
Pausing —
A caesura before pouncing, trouncing!
Clash! go the dissonant thoughts,
The clamoring words.
What a mumbling jumble as letters,
They tumble!
How freeing it’s been, divorcing
Sense for Seuss and reason for raisins —
The tiniest taste of mint-flavored paste.
Feral words run…

Holly Jahangiri

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