Join us for five days in sunny Florida to focus on your writing—with Meg Wolitzer, Morgan Parker, Jean Kwok, Héctor Tobar, Chloe Benjamin, Vanessa Hua, Jennine Capó Crucet, and many more. Register now!
Whenever I got into an elevator with other people, I wondered if they could save me if I were dying in there. Like my mother or my father, I needed them—but they could let me down.
There is a belief that healthy lives are rewards for correct behavior, and illness and death are earned through insufficient devotion.
“I went on the internet, searched ‘fear of death,’ and a name appeared.”
What kind of story would you like to write?
You do not have an account with Catapult. Please make sure you have typed your email address correctly. If you believe this message is in error, please email
Haven't set your password? Login with your associated social account