13 thoughts on “Aftermath

  1. I really like the way this reads as instructional steps to take. There’s a lot of tension. I read “breath” as “breathe” the first time I read it and I thought your choice to make it a noun was interesting.

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    1. As I wrote it, I had the choice of writing it as a sequence of events or as a quasi-memoir. It comes across more as a process, accentuating the training portion, versus breathe which would be more the internal way of thinking about it. Not sure if that clarified or made it more confusing.

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  2. Great contrast between punchy instructions and feeling. Such a true and clear message – no amount of physical or mental preparation can be enough.

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