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Beard Club

Martin Hooijmans | Lars de Ruyter

I never grew a beard.

As a child, I looked up so much to my dad. Actually, I still do. He was rough, and as much as it itched, his facial hair was nothing short of glorious. Every night, brushing my teeth, I would wish for a beard like his.

No such luck.

Closing in on thirty, the best I’ve accomplished is a bit of stubble. Apparently I inherited my mom’s genes. Some of my metrosexual co-workers envy me for it. Personally, I just feel left out. My friends started a Beard Club, based on a deal we made as children. They’re having a blast, looking like their dads. I even heard their old men join in sometimes.

This is important to me. In fact, it’s important enough that I’m blowing my savings on facial hair implants.


About Martin Hooijmans

Martin Hooijmans is a writer, a traveler and the founding editor of Story Shack. He has a profound love for storytelling and a mind overflowing with ideas. Currently, he's based in Munich and working as a SEO and front-end developer. Also check out his new project: relgrowth

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