FLAPPER

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Shrinks said, In­fe­ri­or­ity com­plex. Yes, dilet­tantes can be a pain in the ass.

Still, Zelda, Scott’s cyclone, his only god, there’s some­thing to be said for be­ing

a per­son­al­ity, your great­est cre­ation the girl who didn’t give a fig for re­spectabil­ity

and caused scenes, stewed at par­ties, be­fore you got off the sauce for good,

noth­ing but whole milk and san­i­tar­i­ums af­ter you cracked up too badly to mend,

then turned into the cuckoo, the mad widow, in the end iden­ti­fied by a charred slip­per.

Lis­ten, rip­ping that much life out of youth is quite an ac­com­plish­ment too.

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