• Susannah Borysthen-Tkacz
  • Justin Chen

Not Your Ordinary Experience of Desire

True Story, Issue #35

A poignant postmortem of a four-year relationship, told in alternating voices, becomes a catalog of unmet needs and wants … and a path to a hopeful future.

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