Cold Reading

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Before I rambled about anything, she said, “Don’t worry, pumpkin.  We can bake another batch.”

He told me, “It’s ok to cry at times like these,” despite a lack of water welling in my eyes.

Were they using telepathy, or did I bear my feelings in the way I held my shoulders?  In the way I tipped my head? Or were mom and dad just comforting themselves with me as an excuse?

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This weekend I chose to participate in Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, Telepathy. I hope you’ve come up with your own theories about what’s going on in this passage, but the backstory I had come up with was the main character’s grandparent had died, and his or her parents were feeling nervous, sad, and stressed.

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