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Monday, May 09, 2022

Reader's Diary #3006 - Eli Hastings: The Cell I'm In

 There's a lot of punch in the very brief story "The Cell I'm In" by Eli Hastings. It's from the perspective of a high school kid who's in a jail cell, detailing how he got there. It involves his close friend, who was a victim of bullying for being gay.

The voice is raw and emotional and it would be a great story to discuss with a group. Especially the ending. Among the many themes, I would say the idea that people fight back against their bullies, and the front the bullied are expected to put up, will be the ones that resonate with me.

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