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Harsh Reality News is a website created by a group of former teenagers who at one time contributed to the award-winning Bucks County Courier Times Reality section. Now recruiting former teenagers with something to say. Want to join us? email harshrealitynews@gmail.com.


My Unknown Soldier

It just goes to show you that you may have older relatives in your family who have done amazing things in their youth. You never know what you can learn just by talking to them, in my case sitting on a a mid-century modern bar stool in my aunt’s basement.  READ MORE


‘Having a Ball With God’ is like punk rock theater: Funny, heavy, hard, beautiful, tragic

David Garrett Shaw never planned to write an intensely personal play about drug addiction. When the goal every day is just surviving to the next, it’s hard to make any plans at all. Instead, the gifted musician and lyricist spent the early months of 2016 writing a series of stream-of-consciousness poetry — “rants,” he called them — to satisfy a deep and newfound passion for fiction. READ MORE

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