The Ring

-Excerpt from work-in-progress memoir

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Please be forewarned that content might include
details of abuse and potentially triggering language.
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Everything I know, I learned in the ring.  Be tough!  On your toes, ready to handle the next blow.  Don’t run when someone approaches.  You’re gonna have to take it; shake it off and prepare for the next.  Don’t show any emotion–especially if it hurts. There’s no fleeing the ring.

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