No Strangers to Pain: Stories of e very day struggles and people's lives on the margins bitly.ws/aVn2
From "No Stranger to Pain": "He'd learned so much during his brief time there, like wherever you go, there you are. That life can be messy, no matter where you are..." From "Block Island": "I returned to the beach and had an overwhelming urge to walk straight out into the pounding surf, my slender, pale young body swallowed up and never seen again. If I had a sister, she could hold my hand and we would walk into the waves together." From Children, Untethered": "Everything here looks sharp and prickly." "Best to assume everything you meet in the desert is out to kill you." From "Good Intentions": "Here's my dirty little secret. I despise this misogynist culture that hates women. That thinks girls and women are just to be fucked, to pop out another kid each year, to haul your water and cook your food."