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The Anti-Social Social Club

“My writing career began in Green Haven CF, in 2014. My schemes eclipsed my skills. Naturally, I struggled. Editor’s ignored me. But I refused to give up. I kept writing.” More

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The Number

Two cages away, the Korean has hung himself with a TV wire. “Pale as a sheet.” It’s a cliché, I know. But I will not lie. More

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Round One

"When you're on the precarious road of life, whether you're in the free world or in prison, you pick up real friends along the way and discard the rest." More

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The Week

"Besides, wasn’t life full of these exciting moments, something fresh and novel every day, now that we were adults?" More

Poker Face

"He would sit me at the table right next to him during his weekly poker games with the boys and teach me all about my poker face. I never… More

Under The Bridge

"Not too many things are difficult to deal with when you're high as a kite, soaring above the crowds of people on the streets of DC." More

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