You Don’t Know What You’ve Done

John Douglas Porter
Fictitious
3 min readNov 10, 2021

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An old baker looks at his life and tries to find some value in it

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Theophilus Jones leaned forward, peered into an oven in his bakery, and saw a loaf of bread.

“A minute more,” he said.

He closed the oven and straightened, then grimaced and grabbed his back. He turned to a counter, picked up a newspaper, and looked at it.

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John Douglas Porter
Fictitious

John Porter manages his family’s cattle ranch in California, where he also writes screenplays, essays, and stories.