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Prism & Pen

Queer Valentines: Powerful, Poignant, or Painful?

A Prism & Pen writers prompt

My eight-year-old heart pounded as I slunk toward the back of my classroom. I clutched a bundle of Valentines in my sweaty little hands. One by one, I slipped simple store-bought cards into heart-decorated shoeboxes Teacher had us make. Nobody would feel left out; each child would get a card from every other child.



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James Finn

James Finn is an LGBTQ columnist, a former Air Force intelligence analyst, an alumnus of Act Up NY, and an agented but unpublished novelist.