Age of Empathy
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Age of Empathy

A Hard Pill to Swallow

I wish I’d spit it out

“I made a mistake.”

Her expression let me know that my response was everything except what she was looking for.

“A mistake?! That was more than a mistake.”

I searched her face for signs of sarcasm and let my gaze settle on her guileless eyes. Not a trace. She was serious, and I didn’t know what to make of it.



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