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The Groping And The Boy Across The Hall

(Originally published on ChicagoNow, October 12, 2016)

The year was 1986. I was 18 years old, a senior in high school, on spring break with 10 of my friends.

It happened sometime between 5 and 9 pm.

Our Fort Lauderdale hotel was cheap, filled with other spring breakers just like us, room after room of young, hormonal bodies. We’d pooled our hard-earned money for a travel agent to book this place, situated between the ocean and the strip. The place was disgusting and we were in heaven.

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