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Coming of Age

Broadway, the 80’s, Star Wars, My Dad and Me

We’re driving. Through Boston in August. The rain pours on the car and I sip my root beer smiling at the way the lights of the buildings and cars get muddled and watery through the windshield turning the road into a washed-out watercolor painting. Our playlist is on; switching between

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Creative Non-Fiction

Sexuality

We imagine our kids one day dressed in rainbow tutus and bowties in carriages with us at pride parades. When someday our marriage will not be a “gay marriage” but just a “marriage.” When I can walk hand in hand with her in the grocery store without stares is the day I will be happy.

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Creative Non-Fiction

These Scars Don’t Define Me

When you come out of a panic attack it’s like walking out of a misty rain very slowly into a cloudy night. You’re disoriented and confused and conative function starts and stops and stutters like an irregular heartbeat. They let me go home that night. Two weeks later I met the love of my life.