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"Ode in Black, Pink, and Teal Spray-paint on the Decaying Particle Board of What Was Once the Set of the Jerry Springer Show in Stamford, Connecticut" by Francesca Leader

Francesca Leader is a self-taught writer and artist originally from Western Montana. In another life, she earned her Master's degree in Modern Japanese Literature from the Ohio State University in 2006. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Five South, J Journal, Funicular, Wigleaf, Milk Candy Review, HAD, Stanchion, Literary Mama, Door Is a Jar, Nixe's Mate, and elsewhere. Learn more about her work at

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