Lauren Friedlander

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Lauren Friedlander is a writer from Kansas living in Brooklyn. A recipient of the 2018 PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize, she has fiction published or forthcoming in The Rumpus, Washington Square Review, Slice, and elsewhere. She is currently at work on a novel. www.laurenfriedlander.net

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Cover Photo: A boy, a different boy's shadow, and a small dog atop a pile of trash in a small sea of stomach acid, looking up toward the opening and the light.
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Some just want a lick of fame, prostrate at my feet with their sweaty headshots as if I am the one to save them, as if they are worth saving.