Having Your “Man Card” Revoked for Not Fighting off an Armed Mugger

Hypothetical Badass: One who believes they’d be braver than you

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The week prior to my mugging, a gentleman walked down my street while I stood outside smoking. I just moved to the city and my small-town friendliness hadn’t yet evacuated. We made chitchat, and he moved on. I saw this same gentleman a week…

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Gunner Barrett

Gunner Barrett

Groovy Writer of Supple Words, LaserDisc Apologist, Grand Intellectual, Seer of Greasy Auras; Bots Welcome. Stories vaguely organized in my lists.

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