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Austin Thomas

Austin Thomas lives in Flagstaff, Ariz. He writes at, and has also written for Thought Catalog, The Burnside Writer’s Collective, and Red Letter Christians.

Blog Posts by Austin Thomas

Posted by Austin Thomas 1 year 8 weeks ago
I spent last Saturday walking around Anthem, Ariz. It’s a strip of outlet malls and a Wal-Mart 30 miles north of Phoenix in the desert, and it’s as bad as it sounds. It’s hot and boring, and I was...
Posted by Austin Thomas 1 year 49 weeks ago
I remember the first time I met someone without papers. They were 12 or 13, like me, and pretty unremarkable and brown. I can still feel the tension between my intense curiosity about this boy...