Journal 7/5th – Public Republic

I am pleased to share the news that a story of mine, Journal 7/5th is up at Public Republic. I wrote this story about PTSD in class with my creative writing teacher, James Baker Hall. Jim passed away a year ago this month. His encouragement and support in that class led me to the decision to become a writer. I am forever grateful for him.


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Journal 7/5th
published by Public Republic


I WANT TO BE DEAD. I am not thinking about divorce or mothers crying to God as their sons are taken away or the two guys in my company who were killed driving down a thousand year old street. I am thinking about my life and all the life that surrounds me and flowers and sunshine. I want to be dead.
My apartment is within walking distance from work. That had been my only criteria when I had moved out; I needed an apartment within walking distance from work. I woke up, brushed my teeth, took a shower, dressed, and walked to work.
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