And no family was there to save me

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Our mothers and fathers are the punchlines of your jokes

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I didn’t want to simply have a nice house in a bad neighborhood

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The Texas abortion ban takes freedom of religion away from all of us

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A follow for a follow: the blogger’s drug deal

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Besides the chance of winning one of the writing contests

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Finding a way out — the consequences of $2.13 an hour.

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School violence and bullying in America

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How Medium burned down the home of its most talented writers

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Sexual harassment, toxic masculinity, and misogyny

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Carl L Lane

Lover of literature, wine and dogs. Bachelor' degree in English with creative writing minor. 2012 winner of The Fabian Worsham Creative Writing Prize.

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