Pardon Me While I Continue Dying

Recollections from 18 years of hypochondria

Illustration of man wearing a mask.
Photo by Doun Rain AKA Tomas Gaspar on Unsplash

I was 13 years old, sitting in my 8th-grade math class on a wholly unremarkable day, contemplating my imminent death. It wasn’t the first time I’d thought about it, but never before was I so sure — I wasn’t going to make it to the end of the year, maybe not even the month.

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Andrew Johnston

Andrew Johnston

Writer of fiction, documentarian, currently stranded in Asia. Learn more at www.findthefabulist.com.