I appreciate the shoutout, Carolyn, even if it was an example of what not to do haha. I'm a pretty wordy writer and I've embraced it, but your note has inspired me to defend my style of writing. I like Faulkner a lot more than I like Hemingway and I'm standing by that.

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Believer, Baltimore City special ed teacher, and 2:40 marathon runner. Diehard fan of “The Wire.” Email: ryanfan17@gmail.com. Support me: ko-fi.com/ryanfan