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Chad Wys

Chad Wys’s work has appeared in Vogue Italia, the New York Times Magazine, VICE, WIRED, Der Spiegel, Allure, Le Monde, and Elle Decoration. 

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Illustration by Chad Wys

The Partition

Summer 2020 | Fiction

Mainly, she wanted to be left alone. She didn’t want a husband or a wife or a partner or a lover, she didn’t want a companion or a pet or friends, she didn’t want to be closer to her parents or siblings or relatives. She enjoyed her solitude, relished it. She had plenty to occupy herself—her work, her house and garden, her hobbies. She was not at all lonely. She was thoroughly happy, being alone.

This perplexed people.

Illustration by Chad Wys

Sporotrichosis

Summer 2020 | Fiction

Standing in the lobby of the state-of-the-art LEED-certified Sidwell Friends Upper School, staring at a giant tile mosaic of the word stewardship, Curtis Apple was ready for some bullshit.