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David Braga

David Braga’s work has been published by Redivider, Bright Wall/Dark Room, Typehouse, and Pantheon Magazine, among others. 

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Bloody Knuckles

Fall 2020 | Fiction

The waiting room was small, not much more than a large cubicle with a coffee machine, a couple of televisions, and maybe twenty other parents, all of us equally nervous and trying not to show it. A better artist than me might’ve been able to capture it with his brush, the anxiety like a physical object that each one of us carried. I had been there nearly an hour when Karen called. I walked toward one of the room’s corners, as much privacy as I could find, and whispered hello.