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Amapola

Member since February 14, 2011

ABOUT ME

Right now, I'm reading:
B as in Beirut by Iman Humaydan

My favorite story of all time is:
The Little Prince.

In bed I like to read:
My dreams trapped in between my eyelids

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Nearly everywhere nowadays... in every conversation, at SMITH, NYT... I'm also an avid audio book listener.

If you were to throw up your hands in exasperation and yell "it's the story of my life," what would you be talking about?
wanting too much and not knowing how to begin.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Follow your heart. Have more fun.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
A ring of fire

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
You

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