The Top Shelf
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The Top Shelf


The Mysteriously Mythical Monster Called Success

Varying degrees of perception

Like the alluring and oh so sweet strains of the siren’s song, success calls to each of us. The thing about success is that it’s difficult to ascertain, fleeting AF, and often misunderstood.



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P.G. Barnett

A published author enjoying married Texas bliss. Dog person living with cats. A writer of Henry James' stories. Featured In MuckRack. Top Writer In Fiction.