At ten in the evening I stood in line for the phone booth, a bit drunk. One of the authors was reading a new scene to her editor. It was so moving I started to cry. She perked up a bit when she noticed, but didn’t acknowledge my presence. 

When it was finally my turn I called my parents to tell them I was incredibly happy, and asked them if they could read out the subtitles of the movie they were watching until I ran out of coins. 

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