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    • Pennyforyourthoughts1 month ago

      Incredible and so engrossing to read. I can’t help but to post a note about Adam in the story. I get that the author was in the throes of understanding and coming to terms with what this discovery about herself means, but this isn’t something that you can spring on someone and expect them to have the perfect reaction. Could he have handled it better? Of course. But I can understand why he reacted that way. To be a good partner, you have to care enough about the other person’s thoughts and feelings to talk to them about sensitive issues in a timely way (ie before sex) and give them time to process. Granted she was struggling with this herself at the time and it’s totally understandable. I hope in hindsight, she can find it in herself to understand (and perhaps maybe even empathize) a bit with how he reacted and let it go, and not let it hurt her anymore.

    • DellwoodBarker
      Top reader this weekReading streakScoutScribe
      7 months ago

      This one is So Incredibly Memorable.

      Wow. Creative narrative story-telling. Emotional twists and turns from laughter to horror to tears and there and back again.

      Will never forget this read. For any newbie ReadUp Readers it is def worth going through the Best Ever reads.

      The final conversation with the author’s mother brought to mind 30 minutes of the Best Television Storytelling I have ever experienced:

      The Internet from Season 1 HBO anthology Room 104. Sadly the series does not always deliver this caliber and the final season is a complete waste of time. Karan Soni and the mother voice actress on the phone are 💯. Track the episode down if you can. Brilliant, funny and ultimately deeply moving.

      1. Update (4/18/2021):

        A taste:

        https://youtu.be/SBFTI_kPtao

      2. Update (4/18/2021):
    • vunderkind1 year ago

      WHAT A TALE.

      • Pegeen
        Top reader this weekScoutScribe
        1 year ago

        Really great find. It’s interesting when a story is written with some levity but about a genetic abnormality that is both physically and emotionally devastating. This was heartbreaking and memorable. I had no idea that such a condition actually existed. Glad it got AOTD!

    • Plum1 year ago

      Same here. I didn’t think I would reread it but got so locked in and am so glad I did. Beautiful.

    • Pegeen
      Top reader this weekScoutScribe
      1 year ago

      When I saw the title of this article, I knew I had to read it. Then I saw it was 28 minutes long - okay, I’ll just begin it and finish later. I could not stop reading this - REALLY well written. Deserves AOTD.

      • jayvidya1 year ago

        Same! it’s funny how the length of an article (or a book) is only intimidating when you haven’t started reading it yet.

        • vunderkind1 year ago

          Honestly, same. Planned to skim through it, but it gripped me by my throat the instant I started, releasing me, weak and shook, some 20+ minutes later.

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    • temi1 year ago

      riveting. excellent