I read your story and liked it alot. It rang true (unfortunately) and was very relevant.Good job!
I really liked it, including the exposition that some wanted you to drop. I think the detail was important to the story.
Thanks for the encouraging comments!
...I thought the intro scene was fitting and a nice technique. I don't agree when many stories try to hit you over the head with outlandish and sardonic stylings, thinking they must capture my attention in the first 10 words. Your beginning added credibility to the storyline and set up the ending perfectly. Nice piece.
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