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Patricide

We decided, my brother and I, to kill our father. We decided this for no other reason than to satisfy our own curiosity, to see how much shame, humiliation, disappointment a man can take before he crumbles. Mine would be … Continue reading

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Visitation

The visitation room is a white-walled space with scuffed floors and bench seating like that of an airport terminal. In one corner sits a raised desk where officers loiter and scout the room. Refrigerated vending machines along the opposite wall … Continue reading

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Lockdown

I read in Gretchen Ruben’s The Happiness Project that people who live together eventually turn into each other. That is, they tend to adopt each other’s habits and behaviors. Over time, they may even begin to resemble each other physically. … Continue reading

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