The Festivities of Dying
An old man walking by says, “When you laugh at someone’s pain, you’re dying inside,” and the model calls back, “No one’s in pain here, grandpa.”
The night’s forever young
Tom Garback (he/him) is currently pursuing an MA in Writing and Publishing at Emerson College, where he is Co-President of Undergraduate Students of Publishing (“Pub Club”). He is also Publisher of Wilde Press, a non-profit publisher that releases four new titles a year. His fiction, poems, and essays have been featured in the Other Side and Collective Realms anthologies, and in over a dozen magazines, including Cabinet of Heed, Blind Corner, Oddball, Polaris, and Sonder.
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