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Creative writing, MFS thesis


My stories revolve around my experience with street gangs. I situate my readers in cities where you can't leave toys in your front yard, the yellow jackets of police is what you remember on a rainy day, blocks go dark without streetlamps for what seems like blocks, graffiti makes you aware of your existence. Youth are already tattooed, and possess the same masculine attributes that stem from youth being raised by a single parent, involved with street violence, or began having sex at too early of an age

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