Via The Fug Girls, I came across this Tumblr blog, New Albany. I highly suggest starting at the beginning, and catching up to the present, although going backwards may work just as well. Starting at her most recent post, I thought, “Holy crap – how did she get here??” and then had to read the entire thing.
I am inclined to think that perhaps this is an elaborate and well-written piece of fiction; for a 15-year old kid – heck, for most adults I know – her writing abilities are suspiciously excellent, and the photography is really quite lovely, again maybe better than you’d expect for someone her age. As the posts go along, the pacing is such that it really reads like a well-written story. Plus as you go through the entries, the whole situation is so f’ed-up crazy and heartbreaking, I actually really want this to be fake. As a story and a work of art, I would simply have to applaud. As real life, I’d have to be really worried. Especially with the most recent entry.
Anyway, go read. If it’s fake, I guarantee you won’t be sorry; if it’s real, maybe if enough people are paying attention the author and her friend can get some help, if necessary. And you still won’t be sorry for giving her a bit of your time.