Perhaps Also Broken
“This game was one in a series of battles stretching into eternity.”
Whhiiiittt-Fiiiieeeelld-Uuuu! CRU-SAY-DERS! Fight! Fight! Fight!
The world is empty and meaningless. And that the world is empty and meaningless, that too is empty and meaninglessCray and Iwe would be friends
Guh! Guh! Guh! Guh!
Please kindly exit the fieldFUCK THE BEARS!
Isle McElroy is the author of The Atmospherians, a NY Times Editors' Choice. Other writing appears in The Guardian, the NY Times, NYT Mag, Vogue, The Atlantic, Tin House, and elsewhere. Their chapbook, Daddy Issues, was published in 2017.
Isle has received fellowships from The Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, The Tin House Summer Workshop, The Sewanee Writers Conference, The Inprint Foundation, The Elizabeth George Foundation, and The National Parks Service.
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