Secrets

Lit Up’s December Prompt

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Warning: You may hate me after you finish this.

I’m a secretive person. I have many secrets.

Some of them are automatically generated when I take a long time to come up with a response. When I leaf through them I see moments of indecision, thoughtfulness, doubt, or wants of wit or a timely quote.

The rest of my secrets are deliberately generated when I take a long time to come up with a story. When I leaf through them I see moments of indecision, thoughtfulness, doubt, or wants of wit or a timely quote. Still, they’re the best I can come up with.

And this is one of my secrets.

My editor is the person I share my secrets with, and she decides which one to publish and when.

Of course I don’t share all of my secrets with her. I delete those that are automatically generated. And I share other secrets with other editor.

I just try to share secrets I consider beautiful with her.

So, I’m going to make no secret of this: If you’re reading this, it means that my editor considers this secret worth publishing.

And if it’s a crime to call a draft a secret, then she’s my perfect partner in crime.

:)

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