“j train, essex st, 2am.” Fiction. Based on a True Attempt.

“It doesn’t matter how deep within your own ceremonies you are, how connected to god you are, you are not exempt. You are not exempt from getting smacked sideways.”

by Nahko

“j train, essex st, 2am”

Fiction. Based on a Attempt.

by Bry LeBerthon

This journal entry is inspired by true events. Some of the characters, names, businesses, incidents, and certain locations and events have been fictionalized for dramatic purposes. Any similarity to the name, character or history of any person is entirely coincidental and unintentional.

Trigger Warning: our program often motivates people to discuss their trauma. If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, please, take a step back to address emotional flashbacks and trauma before continuing to push yourself. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 or the National Suicide Hotline at (1-800) 273-8255.

the only thing that stopped me was the horn
in that instant my heart stopped
it wasnt that i wanted to live
i was just startled
i didnt know how to die
and then the moment was gone.

i am learning:
i do not have to know why im here to survive.

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