Big Top by Rob Harrell for October 03, 2021
Dusty: Wow. That is a lot of books. Manfred: Yep, and I've read 'em all. Dusty; Why do you keep 'em? Manfred: I just like having them. Dusty: Are you sure you're not showing off? Manfred: What?? No!! Dusty: Then why don't you display those trashy little paperbacks you read? Manfred: Trashy? Wha... I... these are the ones I wanted to keep! That's all! Dusty: No. These are the ones you wanted people to know you've read, aren't they? Manfred: That's absurd. Dusty: It's okay, Manfred. The first step is admitting you like trashy fiction. Manfred: It's just... sometimes I like a plot! Dusty: I know. It happens to the best of us.