Non-Fiction

BEWARE THE SAGE by Patrick Wilder Love

October 28, 2016

At the first sign of snow unseen art students assembled in the night to roll up a snow dick in the quad. The following morning I watched a sleepy collegiate procession pass the phallus in route to Chem. 140. I decided that it wasn’t so much artistic expression as it was a humorous offering...
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ON (THE SUBJECT OF) DRUGS by Hasen Hull

April 30, 2016
ON (THE SUBJECT OF) DRUGS by Hasen Hull

I left drugs along with London as I ventured to the uncharted territory of exotic Portsmouth. I was still young and life was still full of possibilities; with my existing social experiences I’d be sure to fit in, making up for lost time now spanning over a decade. Finally I’d be able to quell...
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LOVE WINS by Tim Patten

February 21, 2016
LOVE WINS by Tim Patten

It was 1974, and I was a naive gay man searching for a new sexual identity in the post-hippie/pre-yuppie/pre-pre-tech-nerd culture of the City by the Bay: San Francisco.
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OPEN HOUSE by Patrick Wilder Love

November 14, 2015

If you happen to have an older child you’ve already been indoctrinated into the climate of competitive parenting. Where adults angle for a grandiose appraisal of their offspring. This begins with meeting the educator tasked with not screwing up the talented minds entrusted to their tutelage. It is a night of first impressions. In...
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THE PERKS OF BEING DISABLED by Kelley A Pasmanick

September 28, 2015
THE PERKS OF BEING DISABLED by Kelley A Pasmanick

The first perk? Notoriety. You may not know me by name, but you know who I am. I’m instantly recognizable, easily identified in a crowd, described with an epithet. Celebrity? Close: cerebral palsied. I, on the other hand, have no idea who you are. And I know you don’t expect me to. Why? Because...
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TELEMARKETER LAUREATE by Patrick Wilder Love

September 25, 2015

I was almost thirty when I decided I was the next John Irving, an epiphany I had after reading "The World According to Garp" for the third time. I decided this even though I had zero writing credits and was tenuously employed as a telemarketer selling tax settlements.
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MASALA POETRY by Prerna Bakshi

June 16, 2015

This poem will cover it all....
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MY BRILLIANT CRIMINAL CAREER by Anne Campbell

May 11, 2015

The large courtroom was packed, and I couldn't hear. Most of the other defendents looked down and out and dejected. Hmong ladies in knitted hats looked confused and stoic; young men lounged in low-slung jeans, scruffy jackets and dirty sneakers. A couple of my fellow defendants had beaten people up. I tried to...
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GETTING OFF AT THE WRONG STOP by Anne Campbell

January 31, 2015

The driver suddenly stops and gets out. Two bored looking men lounging in the ditch smoking watch us, and I wonder if this deserted intersection is where I lose my passport and money.
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ALL WET by Caroline Horwitz

November 6, 2014
ALL WET by Caroline Horwitz

Celebrating major religious holidays when you don’t have children yet is awkward enough. Minor ones like St. Patrick’s Day and St. Valentine’s Day have a definite adult bent, but Christmas and Easter are children’s celebrations. There’s just no disputing it. People didn’t invent egg hunts or pictures on Santa’s lap with grownups in mind....
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