“In the next few years he would lose the dream job for which he was relocating. His mother would pass away from cancer. He would move back to the city where we met and I still lived. But I wouldn’t find this last part out until looking him up online because writing this made me think of his pretty, full name. I contacted him once, and his response was angry. Why did you abandon me? was essentially what he wanted to know. If I let you back into my life, will you abandon me again? It made me very uncomfortable, and I wrote some angrily awkward response that said, essentially, yes.”
Charlotte Shane, Julian, Coming and Crying
I can’t get enough. I have found a part of my own thoughts in every story that I’ve read. It’s like a bunch of people came together to remind you that your own thoughts and experiences that you think are weird or depressing or “would never happen to anyone but me” are completely untrue. You will learn something from this and you will love it and you will have little half-smiles and laughs every time you read something that reminds you of yourself. And the metaphors and similes are ridiculous. And it really does punch you in the gut every now and then and make you think about finding the writer to cry (or come) with them. Read it. Now.
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