Can’t crickets or being a ghost be a part of the fun? As a very cricket-oriented writer I think I start to accept this. A post can have zero views for months — and then somebody cool and distant reads it and we have a conversation that gives meaning to everything I do.

So may be crickets are not that bad as a soundtrack.

Stories from another hemisphere, written under a stripper pen name and in a second language. Because God forbid we make things easier for us.

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