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My mother bought me a lantern.

by TheAngstyPoet on September 22, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

My mother's adamant concern for my safety is endearing. However a flashlight would suffice during a blackout or mega storm like Hurricane Sandy. I'm trying to be grateful but becoming "the girl with the lantern" is making me cringe.


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