That’s Just The Way My Face Is

People have asked me often why I don’t smile. They think I’m always mad or sad. But, I’m just not inclined to smile. It’s just my face.

I have never been so inclined. I listen to the statistics that it takes more muscles to frown than it does to smile and I have to question those results. Whose face are they using to do these tests?

I feel natural when my face is at rest. Smiling actually takes more muscles. In fact, I can feel my face when I smile. If I smile too much, I actually get cramps in my face. I have to smack my cheeks and drink salt water to stop the cramps.

One day, my face got stuck in place. Tears were rolling out of my eyes until the muscles finally let go. Of course, I’m exaggerating. That’s what I do!

The great thing to all of this is I am not alone. I just learned about other people who suffer from the same affliction. They made a video to spread awareness and I would love to share that with you now. The more you know…


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Michael Allen is the author of the newly released novel The Deeper Dark - When Haven Kayd returns home after being a POW for years, he finds he was unknowingly used as a tool in a human trafficking scheme that is now threatening the life of his daughter. Available now at Amazon!

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the deeper darkMichael Allen’s latest novel…

The Deeper Dark is the story of a fighter pilot who spends a few years in a POW camp. When he returns to civilization, he realizes how much has changed as life just seemed to move on without him. His wife remarried and his daughter learned how to grow up without her father around. When he finds out there’s more to the story the day his jet went down, he finds himself in the middle of unimaginable corruption. Trying to keep their secrets hidden, his invisible enemies threaten the one person he has left in this world. But they have no idea how far he’s willing to go to save her life.

Available in print and on Kindle: The Deeper Dark