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The Incident: There Are Monsters Under the Bed

Patterns emerge when you teach for as long as I have. With the youngest writers there are the ubiquitous stories of evil monsters—easily dispatched with just a bit of bravery and cunning; your teenage’s incessant recapitulation of pop culture, featuring them as the star. For our more seasoned writers, the recurrent MFA Peace Corps novels fight for attention with sordid and assorted chronicles of various broken relationships, rendered, (if I’m lucky), with a modicum of irony.

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