A Teen Spirit?, by Jason Hodgson

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The following letter was sent in August to the editor of Seventeen magazine by Jason Hodgson, a twelve-year-old who lives in Manassas, Virginia.

Dear Seventeen,

In your July issue you had an editorial about Kurt Cobain. I recently burned a Rolling Stone cover with Kurt on it along with two of my friends, Josh and Jess Siewert. Ever since we did this Josh has heard intense screaming heard by no one else, and I have had piercing headaches and stomachaches. I also recently relived his suicide in a dream and so has my friend Josh. Keep in mind that this started only minutes after burning the photograph.

Concerned,
Jason Hodgson


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