account_circle by Michael Solana
Michael Solana is an ex-store clerk, ex-boardwalk barker, ex-barista, ex-busboy, ex-expat English teacher. Born and raised on the Jersey Shore, he currently lives in New York City where he writes stories and has somehow still not been fired from his job at Penguin, where he edits non-fiction. He’s generally over-caffeinated, and he winds up on the Simulated Reality Wikipedia page far more often than is probably healthy


“No kiss?”

Issue No. 162 ~ November, 2010

He played guitar and wrote stories on the back of paper targets and sent me to get milk shakes for him when his sugar was low and he was feeling tired but couldn’t shake his customers; a diabetic, he told me he would die young. I was 16 and in love with him. And a boy.