In the Shadow of the Black Dog
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Not long ago, I lost my best friend. Soon after, I sat in the hospital emergency room, alone and scared, believing I didn’t have long left to live. I felt unable to call any of my mates to be with me. A few months later I was chased down by two knife-wielding men on a moped, and narrowly escaped. After overcoming these events a thought stayed with me I haven’t been able to shift; I don’t know if I can save myself.
I eventually reached out to my mates and found we were all harbouring the same fears about being a man or not a good enough one. This is why I wrote ‘In the Shadow of the Black'.