there are a lot of things I remember about you, except your names.

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There was something oddly comforting about eating the Chickstar, the Japanese take on an American take on Mexican cuisine.

I have three different names, each of which forms a core part of my identity.

“What’s in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”

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A tiny strip mall restaurant tucked away close to a Walmart.

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My ideal plant, I think, is one that doesn’t really need me, but appreciates the effort I’m putting in to make its life easier.

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  1. Age 9: Tell your friends that you had a dream about the two of you getting married. Watch them tell everyone in your class and then plan a wedding for the two of you, with several boys in your class vying to be the ring boy. The two of you don’t speak to each other for the rest of the school year, though you continue to write fantasy scenarios involving your crush as a superhero rescuing you and your family from the edge of a cliff in your top secret diary.
  2. Age 11, part 1: Bring the Swimsuit Edition of…

Priyanka Bose

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