“My Friends” / Memorable Fancies #1256

[“He was racked with guilt every time he disappointed other people’s expectations.” – Simon Leys]

       Worst were the friends who would never state their expectations of him until it was too late, until he hadn’t fulfilled them. Then they would smile in that thin straight-lipped way they used just for him.


[The writer, reading at One More Page books, Arlington, Virginia:]


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