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Getting The Breaks

Erotica for Good People

Francis W. Porretto

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Copyright (C) 2009 Francis W. Porretto

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(If there’s anything I despise more than our schools’ current obsession with “self-esteem,” I can’t think of it at the moment. Self-esteem is not a gift to be given. Nor is it always where you might expect to find it. Many a hero thinks himself a coward. Many a genius thinks himself a churl. Many a loving man thinks himself unlovable. On the individual level, Mankind knows no greater tragedy.)

It was getting ridiculous. It didn’t seem to matter what I said, how I dressed, or how suggestively I behaved. I simply couldn’t get a rise out of him. For nearly a year I’d done everything I could think of short of pulling down his pants. He acted as if I were just one more male colleague. Oh, he was polite, even friendly. He’d listen forever to anything I cared to talk about. And he was helpful to a fault. But I wanted more than anything to see that courteous, attentive expression tinged with a little lust.

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