17 Things I Wrote This Year That Aren’t Half-Bad

Best Short Stories

The Last Time I Committed Suicide I Used A Time Machine, But I Did It For Love

Rihanna Will Set You Free, You Best Believe That

How Do You Leave Your Abuser, White America Wondered

True Crime

The Sad, Strange Life and Death of Devonte Hart: The Crying Black Boy Who Was Famous For Hugging A Cop

He Was An Infamous College Hacker Then A Bitcoin Millionaire, Now He’s Charged With Depraved Murder

The Boy That Fire Couldn’t Destroy: The Life and Death of Dave Dave

The Definitive Tale of Redoine Faïd: The Real-Life Movie Gangster Who Just Escaped a French Prison in a Helicopter

TV/Film criticism/commentary

A New, New Hope: Luke Skywalker and the Soul of Baby Boomer Men

What ‘Black Panther’ Teaches Us About When Fathers Lie to Their Sons

20 Years Later, ‘Cowboy Bebop’ Remains the (Undisputed) Greatest, Coolest Anime Series Ever Made

Strange Tales

Scenes From the Parking Lot of Dennis Hof’s Casino Funeral

Terminal Lucidity: The Researchers Attempting to Prove Your Mind Lives On Even After You Die

The Rise in Self-Proclaimed Time Travelers

…And here’s a follow-up, because there’s been some drama in the world of Youtube Time Travelers…

Monster Sex, a Love Story: When Your Girlfriend’s Kink Is to Imagine Herself as a 50-Foot Woman Wrecking Shit Godzilla-Style

Personal Essays

Walking on Water, and Other Ways Black People Escape Life on Land

How Do You Tell A Dead Man That You Love Him?

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writer at MEL magazine, essay & short stories at Medium, and always in the mood for donuts

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Zaron Burnett III

Zaron Burnett III

writer at MEL magazine, essay & short stories at Medium, and always in the mood for donuts