Watching the Read Receipt

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I stare at the little bubble on Facebook Messenger. It does not move. The bubble does not descend. The messages I’m sending will not be seen. At least not on a phone or laptop or any other device.

Messenger is the only reason I keep Facebook. It’s been the only reason for years. I am bad at social media. I don’t feel like I have many interesting thoughts or experiences to share with people and, when I do, I want to…

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Eric Boyd

Eric Boyd

Work in Joyland, Hobart, and The Offing. Winner of a PEN Prison Writing Award. Working on a novel. // Eric-Boyd.com