The Tragic Lives of Trolls

Gabriel Nathan
10 min readDec 3, 2023
No; not these trolls but, come to think of it, actually this one in particular is sort of who I’m talking about. (Photo by charlesdeluvio on Unsplash)

“My, wasn’t life awful — and wonderful?”

That’s what Mrs. Soames, a character in Thornton Wilder’s 1938 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, “Our Town” muses, after she’s died, to her fellow decedents in the Grover’s Corners graveyard in Act III of the play.

While good ol’ TW probably couldn’t have conceived of social media, even in his wild, bespectacled dreams, I imagine that’s what he’d have a…

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Gabriel Nathan

Gabe is Editor in Chief of OC87 Recovery Diaries, a mental health publication. He is a suicide awareness advocate and is attracted to toxic car relationships.