Death By Nostalgia

Death By Nostalgia

By Laura Jayne Martin

There is a small town in all of our hearts; regardless of our birthplace, it exists there. The satisfying angst of first love, the bittersweet pain of dashed hopes, the persistence of cast-iron aspirations — they all reside in that non-physical interior location. This one is called Applewood. And in Applewood, the most poignant moments of life can also be the most hilarious: pools will explode, cakes will be made from breasts, kisses spring forth unexpectedly, and teenagers won’t stop running.

About Laura Jayne Martin
Laura Jayne Martin is a writer living in New York City. Her work has been featured in/on McSweeney's Internet Tendency, The Village Voice, The Toast, Cosmopolitan Magazine, HuffPost, The Hairpin, Splitsider, and elsewhere. It is also in...
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