It was not a reaction I anticipated, at least not so universally, and it has somewhat taken me aback.Can those of you who had this reaction try to explain it?I didn’t get to think of it too much as a singer in high school. Blood, for me, (is something) I never wanted to sing about. There’s a bit about my experience – the more practical aspects of actually being female, this monthly reminder of fertility – but there’s also failure, and as soon as something’s a failure, I’m interested.
I'm going to be answering many dozens of questions in the next hour, but there's one I'd like to pose to you all: With little or no elaboration, more than 100 readers so far have told me that this story made them cry.
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I have a hunch, and if I am right, it is extremely interesting.
Rather than say what I think, I'd like to hear your thoughts. In slightly different ways, several people are asking the same question: Was this story intended to be an indictment of the soul of the federal bureaucrat?