SHAME (any gender, mid teens on up)
You see, if you join the Darmenoid society, it's not like anything changes, things just get better. What we are is no different than what you are. We might be from another planet but we don't believe in separation of the humans and the Darmenoids. Everything in the entire universe is one. How else could it be? But if you do join--
just a minute you'll want to hear this, I promise. As you join and become more and more one with us, with everything- you'll realize you have nothing to be ashamed of-
you see like right now: I'm not judging, I'm just seeing you looking away which normally indicates a bit of wariness. Which is another way of feeling threatened and anyone who's threatened thinks they have something to hide. But look at me: I see you and completely accept you-
But, well, don't walk away. I have no problem if you do, I'm just concerned that you're making yourself feel even more threatened and I think maybe you've misunder-
Hey, how about five bucks? Five bucks just to stick around, hear me out, give yourself a chance. Give yourself a-
ten bucks. Ten. You're not comfortable talking directly at this point, so I'll just send you our free download pamphlet and you'll autmatically get 10 bucks Amazon credit-
My God, do you really feel so inferior?
Copyright 2016 by Matt Haynes.
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