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Pet Cemetery

“But amazingly, each one lies there with what was once its head resting on its paws—just like any ordinary dog would do—and in spite of their ghastly appearance, even… More

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Person on the Porch

“It isn't until the ambulance that I realize that I have no idea what I am doing with my own self. That I am in over my head. What… More


Burn Baby, Burn

“I doubt I'll ever smell the blaze of a house fire again. Brick doesn't burn and ash away the same as a quilted blanket.” More

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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

Belarusian protesters in background; on top: “I Support PEN Belarus” and PEN America logo

Our sister organization PEN Belarus has spent years uplifting writers and supporting the freedom to write. Now, the government is trying to shut them down. Show your support and tell them they’re not alone.