A SHITSICLE

10 Reasons You Won’t Read This

Saying the quiet part out loud

Carlo Zeno
All About M
Published in
4 min readJun 18, 2024

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  1. It’s a shitsicle. Enough said. Shitsicles (aka mock listicles) didn’t make it onto Coach’s latest list of what makes for better internet.
  2. It didn’t make it onto today’s staff picks. Today’s staff picks are topped off by Coach’s Be Part Of A Better Internet, which already has 19k claps and 360 responses. My last poem is struggling to peak its head over 1k claps and a life-shaking $1.50. As the saying goes, the rich get richer while the poor eat leftover soup.
  3. I didn’t read your last two stories. As much as Medium wants to pretend it’s not a Reciprocacy, Medium is a Reciprocacy. Forgetting to read a fellow writer’s story is a deadly sin of omission. And as the trusty bible reminds us —it’s an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. In fact, only the Head Honcho and founder of Better Humans — Coach himself — is off the hook on having to reciprocate.
  4. You’ve never heard of me. As this story will neither be boosted nor even suggested to you by our touchy Algo Rhythm, you will never have any inkling that I or it even exist.
  5. While a subversive part of you felt egged on by my presumptuous title to click on it just to prove me wrong, an even more subversive part of you vetoed this decision so you could

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Carlo Zeno
All About M

Top writer in poetry and satire. Migrant. Expat. INFP. Poet. Satirist. Tragedian. Tutor. Public Servant.