I guess I should note here I am lucky to have avoided something so fucked up that you can’t quite pull it into your mind.

Took it all away, he said, the pain, the memories, and it was ok to die like this. Better, actually.

RITUALS BY DONNA DALLAS 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 46

Right after attendance was taken in my second year of high school I would meet Vito, John, Roseanne, and Maria outside and we would walk to my house. I was a latchkey kid living with my Mom in Queens N…

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