Cover Photo: photo by Blondinrikard Fröberg/flickr
photo by Blondinrikard Fröberg/flickr

First Best Friend

“A love so big it obliterated any kindness.”


Write a story about your own childhood best friend.
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Helena Fitzgerald has published essays in The New Inquiry, Vice, Brooklyn Magazine, Midnight Breakfast, Refinery29, The Nervous Breakdown, The Rumpus, and Bookslut, among many others. She can be found on twitter @helfitzgerald, and writes a somewhat-weekly tinyletter at She is currently at work on a book about the 1977 blackout in New York City.