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Louis J. Falcone

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Personal Stories

Survivor or Weakest Link?

THWACK! Something (or someone) had hit me from behind. Surprised and dazed, I realized I had been attacked. As it turned out it was only a bunch of teenagers pulling a prank, but my only pair of glasses had gone flying. Too blind, too proud and too d...

Personal Stories

The Scarlet Letters, a Nonfiction Short Story: Part II

In the January 1998 Body Positive, the author detailed his pre-AIDS life, dealing with the discovery of the disease, and his initial efforts to battle it. Through all of this, friends were dying on both coasts. But, I still felt relatively fine. The...

Personal Stories

The Scarlet Letters, a Nonfiction Short Story: Part I

As the window fan in Zenia's bedroom whispered thick, humid air over my body, I stared at the ceiling and tried to count my blessings. It was Monday morning and Michael was at work. I had forgotten to take my bedtime medications: a protease inhibitor...