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The Side Effects of Writing

It'll consume you.

The Side Effects of Writing

Writing has many side effects.

Both good and bad.

No matter what, these side effects will consume you.

You'll start to memorize everything about one person.

You'll completely overlook the way their lips move when they talk,

And the way their body sways as they walk.

You'll pick up a pen and suddenly remember how sad their eyes look every time they smile.

You'll notice the pain with every forced laugh.

You'll memorize the exact shade of their skin,

And how cold their fingertips are all the time.

You will notice the little things that they don't think anyone will ever notice.

And it is likely that no one else ever will.

Their scent will intoxicate your brain.

And I swear you will write about them again and again and again.

But you will never tell them.

Writing makes the emotionless feel something,

And it helps those filled with emotion express their feelings in secret.

Whether you are filled with emotions or emotionless,

Every time you go to write, pens will turn into blades,

Paper will turn into delicate skin,

And all you will ever be able to do is just sit there and watch your emotions bleed out onto the paper.

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