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Carried home a faceful of quills.

by hieronimo on April 23, 2014   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

once upon a single man, i often came home like a sad-eyed dog that had just tangled with a battalion of porcupines. my face a forest of quills, all jutting from my miserable mug, after a long night of female rejection.


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