Fiction

Anything But Silence

A college student, a weekend-long bender, and the fear of being boring

Vance Mccarthy
Human Parts
Published in
8 min readDec 23, 2016

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A blurred photo of a man in a presumed bar.
Photo: e-driven/Flickr

SSimon hated silence. It was his worst fear in conversation. Silence legitimized his biggest insecurity, that he was boring. Deeply boring. When Simon found himself fielding moments of silence, he grappled with the fact that he was a deeply boring person when he wanted so…

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Vance Mccarthy
Human Parts

i just want the world to make sense. here are some of my attempts at figuring it out