Jake Maynard

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Jake Maynard's writing appears in Fugue, River Teeth, Appalachian Heritage, Natural Bridge, Permafrost, and others. He's a recent graduate from the MFA program at West Virginia University, and currently teaches at Penn State. 


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Rattled: The Recklessness of Loving a Dog

I believe that loving a dog is basically mortgaging future heartbreak against a decade or so of camaraderie—I’d understood this when I got Red. But when confronted with it, I felt shamefully angry at myself for even getting him.

Dec 18, 2018