Add On to a Story

Jacie and Lil ruined everything. All I wanted was to be taken seriously as a writer. All I wanted was for someone to respond to continue my story. All I wanted was the respect of the AOL Teen Writers message boards. This was before social media, before LiveJournal, perhaps even before It was a tough crowd, especially for someone not actually a teen, but only a preteen. I’d found the easiest place to get a response were the “Add On to a Story” boards: you didn’t have to do much work and wouldn’t get angrily critiqued by the angry older teenage boys who read only

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