The Years That Went Wrong
by David Zheng
A Studio Retreat Reading
At age 8, they played cops and robbers. At 25, they’re in prison. Malik and Slim are now correctional officers at Ruthin’s Correctional Facility. Their lives are changed when their Chinese childhood friend, Jeremy, arrives as a new inmate. They are forced to ask themselves how their history has led them to where they are now, and when it is time to give up the past to move forward.
David Zheng is a 2018 Van Lier New Voices Fellow at The Lark.