Mario Tofano

Fellow Travelers

A boy 17 revolutions old walked into the public library. It was about midday and he often skipped the last hours of class to read. He had been captured many times by the police for truancy…

In the eponymous short story written by Mario Tofano, the term describes a young teenager with a passionate soul and an overwhelming innate spite for the system, and the invisible leader the boy is inevitably drawn to. Throughout the narrative “Fellow Travelers,” Mario overtly alludes to the revolution by painting the description into symbolic colour. Mario Tofano is the Gold Writer of the ArtAscent “Red” call for writers. To see the full body of work and profile, get a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal “Red” issue.

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