Moments like these

By David Hill In Inbox

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27th November, 2010
The reception for visiting writers had begun, and we were scattered around various tables, among pillars of the community. The phenomenon that you didn't know is called the Lombard Effect was manifesting itself, as voices rose to be audible above the rest. I'd already heard from Vernette on my left (the other flanking chair was empty) that she'd always wanted to earn the right. Umm, the right to what, exactly? Oh, she wanted to learn to write! Silly of me. As dinner was announced, the empty chair beside me scraped back. A tall, bony elderly set of XY chromosomes ...

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