It Lives in My Nightmares

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I wrote the original draft of this a year or so ago. It was for a themed magazine series on sexual assault. It wasn’t accepted, and I decided that meant it should never be published at all. This is the first piece where I haven’t fictionalized my experience just to feel okay with telling it.

I didn’t want to publish it because it feels like a lie. And even if I can love…

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