From Invitation Only by Kate Brian:
“I know. It’s not easy,” Ariana said, shaking her head. She hugged her notebooks to her chest and curled her slim shoulders in against the wind, her chin tucked down so it was almost hidden behind the books. “But if you’re going to put something on a page and ask people to read it, you have to be able to handle the criticism.”
“I guess,” I said as we reached the front door to Billings. “It just seemed mean.”
Not taking the bait.