Hi, I’m a Writer and I Freelance For a Dying

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Hi, I’m a Writer and I Freelance For a Dying

Illustration: Shruti Yatam

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t’s almost 6 am, and I’ve been awake for an unearthly 26 hours straight. Yeah sure it’s a choice, but more like the choice you make when standing at the edge of a cliff – whether to jump or be attacked by a pack of charging bears.

I am trying to finish the first draft of an article I’m supposed to turn in, in about six hours. Submitting it on deadline and not even a minute late, will ensure that my payment won’t be delayed to the next week. I’d be able to continue buying food and paying rent. Hi, I’m a writer, and I freelance for a dying.

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