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Bio: Cathy Ulrich can't draw, but her daughter Persephone can. This is their first collaboration.

Editor’s Note: “Being the Murdered Teenager” is one in a series of similar stories by Cathy Ulrich beginning with the line “The thing about being the murdered”; the pieces then examine different women at the center of untimely violence. Other stories in this series have been published by CRAFT Literary, Okay Donkey, Wigleaf, Split Lip Magazine, The Adroit Journal, Passages North, Wyvern Lit, Drunk Monkeys, The Lumiere Review, Cleaver Magazine, Fiction Southeast, MORIA, Gordon Square Review, and more. You can find many of these stories in her collection Ghosts of You, published by Okay Donkey Press.

Crime scene yellow tag numbered “5” next to broken reading glasses and a small pool of blood on a wooden floor.

CATHY ULRICH & PERSEPHONE ULRICH

 BEING THE MURDERED TEENAGER

Header image D-Keine, Getty Images Signature

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