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The confusion of adolescence, when “consent” is not a straightforward idea.

In “Lindsay and I,” a girl at the beginning of puberty has one of those friends who knows it all and isn’t afraid to make her feel young and stupid. But is she the only one? By Nathan Alling Long, copyright 2000, used with permission. Previously published in “The Portland Review. Learn more about Nathan here.

In “The Deak,” an adolescent encounter with the school bully has lasting effects. By Stephen Baily, copyright 2012, used with permission. Read his bio here.

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