“Any sort of pretension induces mediocrity in art and life alike.”
– Margot Fonteyn, English dancer and ballerina
“This is close enough,” said Rick’s daughter, already reaching for the door handle.
“Just a minute,” replied Rick, pulling over his vehicle. “Let me stop the car first.”
“I hate this stupid seatbelt,” she stammered, fumbling with the broken latch.
“It’s just finicky,” said Rick, reaching over. “Here, let me get it for you.”
“I can do it myself,” she snapped. “And I hate this stupid car!”
Before Rick could say another word, his daughter was out the door and gone. He watched as she scooted down the sidewalk toward the...
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