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The Dead People I’m Still Friends with on Facebook

A reflection on digital memorials

Photo by Johann Walter Bantz on Unsplash

Facebook sent a reminder that it was Lucky’s birthday, my boxing instructor whom passed in September 2014. I hate this feature because there are some things I don’t want to be reminded of — like my dead friends’ birthdays. I was overwhelmed while browsing the messages left by his friends, family, and students. His page is…

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David Tran

David Tran

Writer. Teacher. MFA from University of Mississippi. Stories in PANK, Fiction Southeast, and bathroom stalls all across America. trandavidc@gmail.com