Kak was too drained to start a fight about her mother’s insecurities or to finish her mother’s halting sentences as she’d done almost since she could talk. Stammer’s speech had acquired the verbal shorthand of a person with her impediment. Her defense against a lifetime of stuttering was to say less. Fewer words spoken, fewer stutters. In the same way a blind person arranged a house to avoid stumbling blocks, Stammer arranged her thoughts to avoid extra syllables.
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