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What's Around the Corner?

Trying to predict the future is futile for this AA

By the time you read this, spring will be here. It's around the corner as I write this story. Trees blossom, grass thickens, flowers bloom. Life regenerates. We're all accustomed to the changes. We expect them based on our past experience. It's a good thing.

I, however, being an alcoholic, usually dread what I perceive to be "around the corner." It implies a fear of the unknown, my main character defect. Here's how my mind can visualize what's around the corner: There's never any open parking spaces. No winning sweepstakes or lottery tickets. My favorite female celebrity is not... Login to read more
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