By Whitney Fletcher

Whitney Fletcher received a PhD in Communication from Northwestern University in 2013. When he isn't working as an instructional designer, he writes science fiction and fantasy and is represented by Lana Popovic of the Chalberg & Sussman Literary Agency.

  1. Ten months ago, I bought myself a brown corduroy blazer. With elbow patches. As it settled around my shoulders, I felt a surge of confidence fill me—a knowledge that, while I may look like an utter dweeb, I was doing exactly what I wanted to do with my life. I took a picture wearing it—a professorial selfie—and shared it with my friends. Who does that? It would be so much easier to say goodbye to…

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