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Julian Accidentally Goes on a Date with a Really Old Man

By Ashley Jae Carranza
Jan 17, 2019 · 1,374 words · 5 minutes

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From the author: Julian Pepper finds herself in an odd predicament after thinking an older gentleman wants to take her under his wing.


When Julian had a good twenty-one days of sobriety under her belt and was becoming more engulfed in the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous, she decided to take the advice she’d been hearing. She wanted to make friends, learn from her fellows, look for the similarities instead of the differences, and above all, she wanted to be a Yes Man. She’d spent enough time drinking alone both in and out of the closet, both before and while driving; basically, she’d had enough and she wanted to change....

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