Photo of writer Lucas Yen and his friends

Dear Friend: A personal essay

dear friend, i’ve been trying to figure out how to talk to you… delete   dear friend, i saw this thing that reminded me of you… delete   dear friend, i miss you… delete   Growing up, the worst punishment my parents could give me was making me stay indoors.
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Where has the time gone?

What terrifies me most as the reality of adulthood grows near is not the choice I made to pursue a life in writing, but rather the notion that it now may be too late to do something different.
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