Counter Arts
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Counter Arts

A hand drenched in blood and holding a pink rose.
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The Modern Broken Heart

My mother died a few years ago while in a coma brought about by open heart surgery. Her cause of death was cardiac arrest, with her chest cut wide open to relieve post-surgery pressure, heart bared to the world. She had been hospitalized just before Thanksgiving. She was 59. Her father, who she never met, died similarly at 51.



Whacky, countercultural, the 1 Stop for Nonfiction on Medium.. Who cares what the algorithm says?

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Dan Brioli

Deivore (haven’t been able to prove it). Been a top writer in a few categories — stop caring about that stuff. The report of my death was an exaggeration.