When You’re Smiling by Cathy

They’ve seen me. Just smile and keep moving.Hesitate, and they’ll attacksensing fear like beasts in the wild do.Tormenters find courage in packs. Keep smiling, though every nerve’s jangling,skin clammy. A pulse in my throatis pounding. My insides are quivering.Don’t give them a reason to gloat. “Hello swot! Bet you’ve done your homework.”“Dog ate it.” “You...

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