Ruben Reyes Jr. is an MFA candidate in fiction at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His writing has appeared in The Florida Review Online, The Acentos Review, The Harvard Crimson, Pidgeonholes, and other publications. You can follow him on Twitter @rubenwrites or email him at email@example.com.
Language blasts through the malicious intentions and blows them to ash. Language rises triumphant over fangs and claws. Language, in other words, is presented as something more than a medium for communication. Language, regardless of how it is purposed, must be recognized as a weapon.
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