We are the sum of the stories we tell ourselves, but our full truths can never be known. I’m writing a story now about a close friend who died a long time ago. Current circumstances prompted me to explore his life and death.

But as I write, I know I am writing a truth, rather than the truth.

I am creating myth, and I must create myth no matter what my intent.

And I’m OK with knowing the inevitable reality of that.

Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

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