The Disappearance of Guy
Guy was released shortly after he was detained. His parents did their best to keep everything quiet. But already the rumors had begun.
Better a cage than a ditch
It was difficult to celebrate the end of something that should have never been.
Alejandro Varela’s (he/him) work has appeared in the Point Magazine, Boston Review, Harper’s, and the Offing, among others outlets. Varela is an editor-at-large of Apogee Journal. His graduate studies were in public health. His first book, The Town of Babylon, is a finalist for 2022 National Book Award. His second book, The People Who Report More Stress, is forthcoming (Astra House, 2023). Find more of his work here: alejandrovarela.work. And follow him on Twitter and IG @drovarela
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