Alanna Shaffer

Alanna Shaffer currently lives in Philadelphia, where she works as a tour guide in a historic abandoned prison. She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY.

Stories by Alanna Shaffer


Illustrated by Joey To

C-1192 chose to do the things he did, he gets no sympathy from us, they say. C-1192 played baseball, I tell them, and neighborhood kids would wait and watch the roughly bound leather balls soaring over the prison gates, catch them and take them inside and hide them in shoe boxes under the bed. They say- …