The Drowned Boy

by eatonhamilton

My essay “The Drowned Boy” is now up on Medium. It’s about a boy who drowned in my family’s pond and about the time I was declared drowned in the same pond. I’m proud to have finally written this essay; it’s not easy or happy, but the boy and his death has been a lifelong obsession for me.

Today I was at the lake by my house where a teenaged boy drowned last week. All love and condolence to the boy’s family and friends. It is odd that I was writing this essay as this event transpired.