Cover Photo: detail of MICKEY cover
detail of MICKEY cover

I’ll Still Be Afraid to Talk to You Too

How to design fictional characters onto which to project (real) emotional turmoil and process (or not process) family drama.

I used to have a big extended family. Aunts, uncles, cousins, second cousins, grandparents. People I saw pretty much every week my entire life, people I had lived with at times, or who had lived with me, people who I assumed would be my closest friends in adulthood, people who loved and supported and gossiped about me throughout all my weird phases, people who I loved despite having no clue what I liked about them.

Mickey

Mickey

What was the book trying to tell me?What was the book trying to be about?

Mickey

Mickey

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Chelsea Martin is the author of Everything Was Fine Until Whatever, The Really Funny Thing About Apathy, Even Though I Don't Miss You, and Mickey. Her work has appeared in publications including Buzzfeed, Lenny Letter, Vice, Hobart, and Catapult.

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