You Told Me I Ruined Six Flags For You, and Honestly, I Hope I Did

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September 23, 2021 by The Citron Review

by Juno Elio Avillez do Nascimento

 

I’ve never had a strong stomach, even as a child, though I was almost always too stubborn to admit it, so when I told you I felt sick after leaving the Six Flags bathroom, it was out of utter defeat. I’m not sure how many times I apologized about it, but you left me sitting alone outside of the Subway in an amusement park I had never been to, desperately trying to level my stomach since you were “too mad to talk” regardless. I wish it was that quiet when we rode home. It would have been a welcome change.

 

Juno Elio Avillez do Nascimento is a Brasilian American writer based out of Pittsburgh. He has been published or has forthcoming publications in the literary magazine Pulp, as well as Knowitall Mag,  Genre: Urban Arts, and Weasel Press, and has received an honorable mention from Carnegie Melon’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Writing Awards. He has worked with authors such as Yona Harvey, Lee Gutkind, and Carlos Andrés Gómez.

 

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