Author Archives: Curtis Dawkins

Snafus and Expectations

Snafus and Expectations

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“Speaking of snafus: it was recently announced that the Bic safety razors inmates use to shave would be outlawedmore

The Hipsters Are Killing Us

The Hipsters Are Killing Us

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This seems to be their mindset: a preemptive philosophy to protect themselves from the irony of people like themselvesmore

The Hope We Seek

The Hope We Seek

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“And then this, by Tron, who was peering down the hallway with a mirror: ‘Jussin Beiba ever come prison, I fuck eem jus fo hell of itmore

The Wrong Questions

The Wrong Questions

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“There was always a light on in the evening, and the men coming back from chow would commonly joke that the crack-house was openmore

George Saunders’ Tenth of December

George Saunders’ Tenth of December

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“It becomes Kafka crossed with Modern Family—call it, Amazing Mundanitymore

Why so Blue and Lonely?

Why so Blue and Lonely?

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“His personal doubts were innumerable, though he forged ahead, which we like to think is profoundly Americanmore

The War Right Here

The War Right Here

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“Some inmates literally cheer on an inmate who has escaped.  I usually just think about what I would be doing.  I would have gotten a pack of cigarettes, for suremore

To Jerry—with Love and Crazy

To Jerry—with Love and Crazy

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“There is nothing fancy here. I’m not exactly sure what I mean by “fancy,” but the stories are simply a voice telling a storymore

John Oliver Hodges’ The Love Box

John Oliver Hodges’ The Love Box

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“The prison was locked down tight because five guys in G-Block had been slowly knocking out part of the wallmore

Queer-Time

Queer-Time

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“A valuable lesson I learned while in sales: It’s better to under-promise and over-deliver than it is to over-promise and under-delivermore