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#dissonance #thinkslow #stereotype #openmind

By Caroline JanePublished 24 days ago β€’ Updated 22 days ago β€’ 1 min read
Top Story - June 2024
But
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You do you, my darling

But..

Shhhhh. No buts. Just do you.

What if I am mean?

Asking that question tells me you are not.

Awareness and unkindness can coalesce.

Yes, but...

No buts, remember.

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Caroline Jane

Warm-blooded vertebrate, domesticated with a preference for the wild. Howls at the moon and forages on the dark side of it. Laughs like a hyena. Fuelled by good times and fairy dust. Writes obsessively with no holes barred.

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Comments (26)

  • Kabir Khan18 days ago

    Congrats for the top story

  • Special21 days ago

    I'm proud of you 🀚

  • Congratulations on having your story featured as a top story on Vocal! This is a remarkable achievement, and it's clear why your work has received such recognition. Your storytelling is truly exceptional. The narrative was not only compelling but also beautifully crafted, holding my attention from start to finish. The way you developed the characters and plot was masterful, making the story both engaging and thought-provoking. Your unique voice and perspective shine through, setting your work apart. It’s evident that you poured a lot of passion and effort into this piece, and it has certainly paid off. I look forward to reading more of your incredible stories in the future. Keep up the fantastic work! Best regards, Dr. Jay

  • Sarah Wilcox21 days ago

    Wickedly delivered that last line! I love this exchange and look forward to reading more of your pieces!

  • Tiffany Gordon 21 days ago

    Inspiring! Well done Caroline!

  • Ameer Bibi21 days ago

    Congratulations on TS Very well done considering but valuable addition

  • ROCK 21 days ago

    There is a raw purity in this that captured me; congratulations on Top Story also.

  • Congratulations for your top story and for your wonderful lesson in self Incredible the endless places you have taken us, allowing our imagination and personal experiences to lead us

  • Hue Smile Travel22 days ago

    Thank you sharing...

  • I love this moment of reassurance and introspection. Congrats on top story! Well deserved!

  • T. Licht22 days ago

    Congrats on top story!

  • shanmuga priya22 days ago

    Congratulations πŸŽ‰

  • Babs Iverson22 days ago

    Delightful!!! Loved it!!!πŸ’•β€οΈβ€οΈ Congratulations on Top Story too!!!

  • Back to say congratulations on your Top Story! πŸŽ‰πŸ’–πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸ’–πŸŽŠ

  • Joe Patterson22 days ago

    Great free versing. Congratulations on top story.

  • Donna Fox (HKB)22 days ago

    Back to say congrats on Top Story!! πŸŽ‰

  • Paul Stewart22 days ago

    She's done it again. How the hell did I miss this? This is just stunning, Caroline. Masterful writing as ever. So concise, but full of wisdom and kindness. Congrats on another well-deserved Top Story. You're on fire. Have you ever thought of putting together a book of your best stuff?

  • Donna Fox (HKB)23 days ago

    I love the simplicity and relatability of this Caroline! Great work!

  • Hannah Moore24 days ago

    Are you eavesdropping? My daughter asks me this! What if I'm mean?

  • Love this, keep up the good work.

  • Rachel Deeming24 days ago

    Simply wrought but deeply so.

  • Note to self: Before doing something mean, always ask yourself "What if I'm mean?" Then answer yourself with "To ask that question tells me you are not." and proceed with whatever mean stuff you planned on doing. Follow me for more lifehacks 🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣 Jokes aside, I loveeeeeed your take on the challenge!

  • Lamar Wiggins24 days ago

    Short but the impact is clear as day. Well done!

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